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Reginald Spencer HARRIS

Regimental number394
Place of birthEly-Cambs, England
SchoolKings School, Ely-Cambs, England
Age on arrival in Australia30
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation29
Next of kinFather, Spencer C Harris, St Mary's Street, Ely Cambridgeshire, England
Enlistment date24 September 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name13th Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/30/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A38 Ulysses on 22 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll45th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 15 August 1916
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)*Spencer spelt Spenser
Place of death or woundingPozieres, Somme Sector, France
Age at death32
Age at death from cemetery records31
Place of burialThistle Dump Cemetery (Row F, Grave No. 25), High Wood, Longueval, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
139
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Spencer and Annie HARRIS, Sunningdale, Forest Road, Broadwater, Sussex, England. Native of Ely, Cambs, England

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