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Edward John HARRIS

Regimental number2277
Place of birthDonald, Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationLabourer
AddressSilvermines Road, St Arnaud, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation27
Height5' 8"
Weight135 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs J. A. Harris, Silvermines Road, St Arnaud, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date4 April 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll4 April 1916
Place of enlistmentMildura, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name60th Battalion, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/77/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A67 Orsova on 1 August 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll60th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 20 December 1918
Discharge date20 March 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Melbourne, 1 August 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 14 September 1916; marched in to 15th Training Bn, Codford, 5 October 1916.

Proceeded overseas to France, 6 December 1916; taken on strength, 60th Bn, in the field, 17 February 1917.

Wounded in action, 26 September 1917 (gun shot wound, right foot), and admitted to 6th Australian Field Ambulance, and transferred to 17th Casualty Clearing Station, and then to Ambulance Train No 20; to 5th General Hospital, Rouen, 27 September 1917; to England, 10 October 1917, and admitted to Reading War Hospital; transferred to 2nd Auxiliary Hospital, Southall, 12 November 1917; discharged on furlough, 15 January 1918, to report to 2nd Auxiliary Hospital, Southall, 29 January 1918.

Found guilty, 25 February 1918, of being absent without leave, Southall, from 10 pm, 21 February, to 4.15 pm, 24 February 1918: admonished, and forfeited 4 days' pay under Royal Warrant.

Discharged on furlough, 11 April 1918, to report to 2nd Auxiliary Hospital, Southall, 25 April 1918.

Granted furlough, 27 April 1918, to report to 2nd Auxiliary Hospital, Southall, 4 May 1918.

Discharged from 2nd Auxiliary Hospital, Southall, to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 13 December 1918.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Karoola', 20 December 1918; discharged (wounded: right foot amputated at ankle joint), Melbourne, 20 March 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death14 January 1952
Place of burialFawkner Cemetery, Melbourne, Victoria
SourcesNAA: B2455, HARRIS Edward John

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