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Charles John HARRISON

Regimental number171
Place of birthSydney New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationPolice constable
AddressPolice Depot, Hunter Street, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation34
Next of kinWife, Mrs C Harrison, Ocean Street, Bondi, New South Wales
Enlistment date24 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentSergeant
Unit name1st Field Ambulance, C Squadron
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/44/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A14 Euripides on 20 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal RollArmy Provost Corps
FateEffective abroad (still overseas)
Medals

Military Medal

'For gallantry and devotion to duty at CORBIE on 8th August, 1918, when the town was being shelled, Staff Sergeant HARRISON assisted to removed killed and wounded men and dead horses, thereby clearing the road, and ensuring a passage for traffic which was becoming blocked. At SAILEY LE SE on 24th August, 1918, when an ammunition dump was set on fire, this N.C.O., with the help of another man extinguished the fire despite the fact that the ammunition was exploding at the time.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 115
Date: 10 October 1919

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