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Cuthbert Joseph HARRISON

Regimental number2370
Place of birthKensington, Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationTinsmith
Address14 Gordon Crescent, Kensington, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Height5' 6.75"
Weight145 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Maggie Harrison, 14 Gordon Crescent, Kensington, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date21 June 1916
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name60th Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/77/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A9 Shropshire on 25 September 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll60th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 15 February 1918
Discharge date19 June 1918
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Melbourne, 25 September 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 11 November 1916; marched in to 15th Training Bn, Hurdcott, 21 November 1916.

Found guilty, Hurdcott, 2 January 1917, of being absent without leave, 0630-2230, 1 January 1917: awarded 2 days' Field Punishment No 2, and forfeited 3 days' pay.

Proceeded overseas to France, 3 May 1917; taken on strength, 60th Bn, in the field, 8 May 1917.

Wounded in action, 25 September 1917 (gun shot wound, face), and admitted to 6th Australian Field Ambulance, and transferred same day to 3rd Canadian Casualty Clearing Station; to to Ambulance Train, 26 September 1917, and admitted to 5th General Hospital, Rouen, 27 September 1917; transferred to England, 10 October 1917, and admitted to Temporary Hospital, Exeter, 12 October 1917 (wound, face; fractured skull: severe); transferred to 1st Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, 21 November 1917; discharged on furlough, 19 December 1917, to report to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 2 January 1918.

Commenced return to Australia from Plymouth on board HT 'Llanstephen Castle', 15 February 1918; disembarked Melbourne, 16 April 1918; discharged (medically unfit: gun shot wound, blind left eye), Melbourne, 19 June 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death11 October 1965
Age at death73
Place of burialFawkner Cemetery
SourcesNAA: B2455, HARRISON Cuthbert Joseph

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