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William Henry HARRIS

Regimental number2828
Place of birthNew Norfolk, Tasmania
SchoolBck River, New Norfolk State School, Tasmania
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationContractor
AddressNew Norfolk, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinFather, William Harris, New Norfolk, Tasmania
Enlistment date17 October 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll28 September 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name40th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/57/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A67 Orsova on 6 December 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll24th Machine Gun Company
FateKilled in Action 17 February 1918
Place of death or woundingYpres, Belgium
Age at death29
Family/military connectionsBrother; died whilst prisoner of war Brother; returned home
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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