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Trevor Winton Harris

Regimental number3840
Place of birthTamworth New South Wales
ReligionMethodist
OccupationRailway employee
AddressDeepwater, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinFather, George A. Harris, Public School, Gundagai, New South Wales
Enlistment date5 December 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name1st Pioneer Battalion, 10th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number14/13/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A68 Anchises on 24 January 1917
Medals

Military Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty whilst engaged as Streatcher Bearer on the morning of 23rd August, 1918, during the construction of a strong point near ST. MARTINS WOOD (Map reference, Sheet 62D, R.29.b.4.3.). The strong point was subjected to heavy shell and Machine Gun fire, causing many casualties and Private HARRIS repeatedly rescued the wounded under heavy fire and showed great courage throughout. He was undoubtedly instrumental in saving the lives of some of his comrades.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 109
Date: 15 September 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death15 March 1973
Place of burialShooters Hill Cemetery

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