|Place of birth||Newry, Victoria|
|School||Maffra State School, Victoria|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||Maffra Post Office, Maffra, Victoria|
|Age at embarkation||22|
|Next of kin||Mother, Mrs Mary Harrison, Maffra Post Office, Maffra, Victoria|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Place of enlistment||Melbourne, Victoria|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||14th Battalion, 19th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/31/4|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A28 Miltiades on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Lance Sergeant|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||14th Battalion|
|Recommendations (Medals and Awards)||
|Fate||Killed in Action
|Age at death||27|
|Age at death from cemetery records||27|
|Place of burial||Villers-Bretonneux Military Cemetery (Plot XI, Row F, Grave No. I), Fouilloy, France|
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Parents: William and Mary HARRISON, Maffra, Victoria|
'During the operations near ZONNEBEKE on the 26th September, 1917, Corporal HARRISON displayed great courage. He acted as an observer during the enemy counter attacks and in this capacity he worked intelligently at great personal risk and rendered concise and valuable report. Several times during counter attack when the trench was broken by shell fire he maintained connection with flank Units by taking messages across shell swept areas.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
|Family/military connections||Brother: 3844 Pte Frederick HARRISON, 22nd Bn, returned to Australia, 25 November 1917.|
War service: Western Front
Embarked Melbourne, 1 August 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 25 September 1916. Found guilty at sea, 2 September 1916, of (1) absent without leave, 10.30 am, 29 August, ti;; 7.30 am, 30 August 1916; (2) Disobeying the order of an NCO breaking away from ranks: awarded 168 hours' detention, and forfeited 9 days' pay.
Proceeded overseas to France, 5 December 1916. Admitted to 51st General Hospital, Etaples, 13 December 1916; discharged to 4th Australian Division Base depot, 18 January 1917; total period of treatment for venereal disease: 37 days. Found guilty, 6 February 1917, of breaking out of camp and trespassing on cultivated land, 4 February 1917: forfeited 2 days' pay.
Taken on strength, 14th Bn, 16 February 1917.
Admitted to 13th Australian field Ambulance, 15 March 1917, and transferred to Corps Scabies Hospital; rejoined unit, 2 April 1917.
Appointed Lance Corporal, 23 August 1917.
Awarded Military Medal.
Appointed Lance Sergeant, 10 February 1918.
Killed in action (shell fire), France, 16 June 1918.Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal