The AIF Project

Laurie Arthur HARRIS

Regimental number323
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationClerk
AddressKapunda, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinFather, A A Harris, Kapunda, South Australia
Enlistment date11 February 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll18 February 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name27th Battalion, B Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/44/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A2 Geelong on 31 May 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll28th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Cross


'For conspicuous gallantry and coolness in leading two bombing attacks in the Hindenburg Line East of Bullecourt. Later when leaving the line wounded, he carried out on his back another officer who was badly wounded.'
Recommendation date: 12 May 1917

FateReturned to Australia 9 January 1919
Medals

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He displayed great courage and coolness in leading two bombing attacks. Although wounded, he carried out of action on his back a brother officer who was also wounded. His example had a splendid effect upon his men.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 189
Date: 8 November 1917

Other detailsMedals: Military Cross, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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