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John Henry HARRISON

Regimental number3668
Place of birthGoole, Yorkshire, England
Place of birthGoole, Yorks, England
SchoolSalisian College, Battersea, England
Age on arrival in Australia21
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationChauffeur mechanic
AddressCriterion Motor Garage, Murray Street, perth, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinFather, John Harrison, Grapes Hotel, Tanner Row, York, Yorkshire, England
Previous military service2nd Northumbrian Brigade R.F.A. retired as Bombadier to emigrate
Enlistment date29 January 1917
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll25 January 1917
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name51st Battalion, 10th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/68/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A30 Borda on 29 June 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll44th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Serbian Silver Medal


Recommendation date: 27 September 1916

Other details from Roll of Honour CircularPioneer motor driver in the Bush for Charlie Smith, Ranch owner and Messrs. Sandersons Engineers, Perth, W.A.
FateKilled in Action 28 March 1918
Place of death or woundingSailly-le-Sec, Somme Sector, France
Age at death27
Age at death from cemetery records27
Place of burialVillers-Bretonneux Military Cemetery (Plot XIII, Row C, Grave No.7), Fouilloy, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
138
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John and Caroline HARRISON, 29 Arlington Street, Hull, Yorks
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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