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Stuart John HARRISON

Regimental number36
Place of birthBallarat Victoria
ReligionProtestant
OccupationCarpenter
Address29 Eureka Street, Ballarat East, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinWm A Harrison, 29 Eureka Street, Ballarat East, Victoria
Enlistment date17 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Battalion, Headquarters
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/25/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A24 Benalla on 19 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll60th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 4 January 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'During operations by 15th Infantry Brigade on the MORLANCOURT front, South West of ALBERT, on 4th July 1918 Sergeant HARRISON (Signal Sergeant) did excellent work. Early in the morning, during a terrific bombardment of our front line and communication trenches, he was out mending wires and establishing communication at a most critical period. Throughout the day an intense enemy barrage, he again established communication at great personal risk. The shelling lasted the greater part of the night, but this N.C.O. maintained the communications. He did not cease working in the front line during the whole of the critical period. His courage and devotion to duty set a fine example, which is worthy of special recognition.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 23
Date: 12 February 1919

Gold Medal (Serbia)


Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 169
Date: 4 October 1917

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, Gold Medal (Serbia), 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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