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Percy John HARRISON

Regimental number2846
Place of birthPort Augusta South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationClerk
AddressPrince Street, Solomontown, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinMother, Mrs Norah Harrison, Prince Street, Solomontown, South Australia
Enlistment date2 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentSIG
Unit name27th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/44/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A24 Benalla on 27 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll10th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Continual energy and bravery under heavy shell fire while organising and leading Brigade forward party. (East of Hooge 21-22 September 1917).
Recommendation date: 26 September 1917

FateEffective abroad (still overseas)
Medals

Military Medal

'East of HOOGE on the 21st and 22nd September, 1917, L/Cpl. HARRISON was in charge of and organised the Brigade forward party of the 3rd Infantry Brigade and it is entirely due to his continual energy and bravery displayed under heavy shell fire that this party reached its objective. He directed all communications passing through this station during the operation and thus contributed to the success in maintaining communication.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 7 March 1918

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