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Oliver John Edward HARRIS

Regimental number2583
Place of birthBendigo Victoria
AddressRussell Street, Bendigo, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation30
Next of kinFather, W J Harris, (Engine Driver, Maldon), Russell Street, Bendigo, Victoria
Enlistment date10 July 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll19 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name7th Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/24/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A68 Anchises on 26 August 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll7th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Cross

Work from 22 September 1917 to 24 February 1918 especially during Ypres operations.
Recommendation date: 8 March 1918

FateReturned to Australia 12 May 1919

Military Cross

Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 165
Date: 24 October 1918

Other detailsMedals: Military Cross, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death4 July 1920
Age at death35
Place of burialBendigo Cemetery, Victoria

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