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Frederick Charles HARRIS

Regimental number4133
Place of birthMaryborough Victoria
Other NamesHARRIS, Fredk Chas
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationClerk
AddressCurne Street, Maryborough, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinFather, Isaac Harris, Curne Street, Maryborough, Victoria
Enlistment date13 July 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll30 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name22nd Battalion, 10th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/39/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A18 Wiltshire on 7 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll22nd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 3 January 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'At MORLANCOURT near ALBERT on 10th June, 1918 this N.C.O. was a member of a party of 1 Officer and 16 other ranks which carried out a silent daylight raid. He was the first to enter the enemy post, Although wounded he bombed up a C.T., killed two Germans, and prevented the enemy coming along the trench until the party withdrew. During the return of our party he covered their withdrawal and did not return to our lines until all the other members of the party with the prisoner were safely in. he remained on duty until the situation was again normal and would not go to the R.A.P. until ordered to do so by his Officer.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 23
Date: 12 February 1919

Family/military connectionsBrothers: Lt Harold Robert HARRIS, 14th Bn, killed in action, 8 August 1915; 1554 Pte Arthur John HARRIS, 39th Bn, returned to Australia, 20 January 1919; Cousin: 1278 Corporal Mertoun Sidney MILLS, 3rd Trench Mortar Battery, killed in action, 12 June 1917.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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