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John William HARRIS

Regimental number681
Place of birthCarlton, Victoria
SchoolBachum State School, New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationButcher
AddressBarham, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, William Harris, Barham, New South Wales
Previous military service17th Light Horse
Enlistment date19 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name30th Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/47/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A72 Beltana on 9 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll8th Machine Gun Company
FateDied of wounds 13 April 1918
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)War Graves records gives final unit as 5th Machine Gun Company.
Place of death or wounding47th Casualty Clearing Station
Age at death23
Age at death from cemetery records23
Place of burialPicquigny British Cemetery (Row B, Grave 2), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
178
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William and Lizzie HARRIS, 161 Victoria Avenue, Albert Park, Victoria
Other details

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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