Regimental number1952
Place of birthEuroa, Victoria
SchoolEuroa State School
AddressEuroa, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation33
Height6' 2"
Weight192 lbs
Next of kinFather, Mr Harrison, Euroa, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date14 January 1915
Place of enlistmentEuroa, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name14th Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/31/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 17 April 1915
Regimental number from Nominal Roll1957
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll14th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Congratulatory Card

Recommendation date: 29 September 1917

FateDied of disease 22 October 1918
Age at death36
Age at death from cemetery records36
Place of burialSte Marie Cemetery (Plot V, Row M, Grave No. 4), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: George and Annie HARRISON, Euroa, Victoria

Military Medal

'For conspicuous bravery and devotion to duty near BROODSEINDE on the 16th October, 1917, by carrying wounded from the front line to the R.A.P. working continuously during the night across extremely difficult country and through heavy shell fire. He remained on duty all day until ordered to rest. His example to his comrades was inspiring.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 95
Date: 27 June 1918

Family/military connectionsCousins: 1912 Pte William John BEATON, 14th Bn, , killed in action, 27 August 1915; W. MORGAN, Bugler, killed Gallipoli.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Embarked Egypt to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force (Gallipoli Campaign), 9 July 1915.

Admitted to No 4 Field Ambulance, Anzac, 2 December 1915 (bronchitis); transferred to No 16 Casualty Clearing Station, 3 December 1915; to No 13 Casualty Clearing Station, 5 December 1915; to HS 'Aberdonian', 5 December 1915; to Canadian Stationary Hospital, Mudros, 7 December 1915; discharged to Anzac Advanced Base, Mudros, 22 December 1915.

Rejoined 14th Bn, Mudros, 24 December 1915.

Disembarked Alexandria, Egypt, 1 January 1916.

Admitted to No 4 Australian Field Ambulance, Ismailia, 6 January 1916, and transferred to No 2 Australian Casualty Clearing Station the same day (bronchitis); to No 1 Australian Stationary Hospital, Ismailia, 11 January 1916; to No 4 Hospital Train, 3 February 1916; to No 2 Australian General Hospital, Cairo, 3 February 1916; to British Red Cross Hospital, Montazah, 9 February 1916; discharged, 10 March 1916, and marched into Overseas Base, Ghezireh, the same day.

Marched out of Overseas Base, 25 March 1916; rejoined 14th Bn, Serapeum, 2 April 1916.

Found guilty, Serapeum, 3 May 1916, of being absent from reveille, 27 April 1916, until 1710 hours, 29 April 1916: awarded 14 days' confined to camp, and forfeits 1 day's pay by Royal Warrant.

Found guilty, Serapeum, 8 May 1916, of being absent from 0930 hours parade; awarded 4 days' confined to barracks.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 1 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 8 June 1916.

Promoted Acting Corporal, 6 June 1917.

Admitted to No 8 Australian Field Ambulance, 18 October 1917, and transferred to 5th Australian Divisional Rest Station the same day (tachycardia); to No 9 Casualty Clearing Station, 24 October 1917; to No 6 General Hospital, Rouen, 26 October 1917; to England, 1 November 1917; to Bermondsey War Hospital, 3 November 1917; to No 1 Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, 26 November 1917; discharged to furlough, 10 December 1917, and to report to No 3 Command Depot, Hurdcott, 24 December 1917.

Found guilty, No 4 Command Depot, Hurdcott, 12 March 1918, of neglecting to obey to orders: award, reprimanded.

Found guilty, 12 April 1918, of being absent without leave from 2200 hours, 9 April 1918, until 1430 hours, 10 April 1918: award, reprimanded, and forfeits 2 days' pay by Royal Warrant.

Marched into Overseas Training Bde, Longbridge Deverill, 18 April 1918.

Proceeded overseas to France, 15 May 1918; marched into Australian Intermediate Base Depot, Le Havre, 17 May 1918.

Proceeded to unit, 18 May 1918; rejoined 14th Bn, 23 May 1918.

Found guilty, 26 July 1918, of while on active service, being absent without leave from 0900 hours, 23 July 1918, until midnight, 25 July 1918: award, reprimanded, and forfeits 3 days' pay.

Admitted to No 13 Australian Field Ambulance, 1 August 1918, and transferred to No 12 Casualty Clearing Station the same day (gonorrhoea); to No 3 Australian General Hospital, Abbeville, 5 August 1918; to No 39 General Hospital, Le Havre, 6 August 1918; discharged, 11 September 1918; marched into Australian Intermediate Base Depot, Le Havre, 12 September 1918; total period of treatment for venereal disease: 42 days.

Found guilty, 12 October 1918, of while on active service, being absent without leave from 2130 hours, 10 October 1918, until 1430 hours, 11 October 1918: award, reduced to the ranks, and forfeits 1 day's pay.

Admitted to No 2 General Hospital, Le Havre, 14 October 1918, and transferred to No 52 Stationary Hospital, Le Havre, the same day (measles).

Died, No 52 Stationary Hospital, 22 October 1918 (measles, and broncho pneumonia; death attributable to exposure while of military service).

Medals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal.
SourcesNAA: B2455, HARRISON Maurice