|Place of birth||London, England|
|Age at embarkation||18|
|Next of kin||Mother, Mrs Agnes Harriss, 55 Rose Terrace, Mile End, South Australia|
|Previous military service||Served for 1 year in 77th Bn, Senior Cadets; still serving at time of AIF enlistment (previously rejected for Citizen Military Forces enlistment on account of height).|
|Place of enlistment||Keswick, South Australia|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||12th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/29/2|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A62 Wandilla on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Lance Corporal|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||12th Battalion|
|Fate||Returned to Australia
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Photo: Peter Dennis|
|Family/military connections||Father: 2118 Pte William Henry HARRISS, 4th Pioneer Bn, returned to Australia, 27 July 1917.|
War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front
Tasken on strength, 12th Bn, Gallipoli, 6 August 1915.
Admitted to 2nd Light Horse Field Ambulance, 7 August 1915, and transferred to No 2 Australian Casualty Clearing Station, and then to Mudros (diarrhoea); to England, 28 September 1915, and admitted to Southern General Hospital, Southmead, Bristol, 11 October 1915.
Disembarked Alexandria from England, 5 March 1916
Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 29 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 5 April 1916.
Appointed Lance Corporal, 9 September 1916.
Wounded in action, 5 August 1917 (bullet wound, left eye); admitted to 5th Field Ambulance, 6 May 1917, and transferred to 3rd Casualty Clearing Station; to 24th General Hospital, Etaples, 7 May 1917; to England, 14 May 1917, and admitted to Kitchener War Hospital, Brighton, 15 May 1917; transferred to Horton War Hospital, Epsom, 25 May 1917; discharged on furlough, 23 July 1917, to report to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 6 August 1917.
Commenced return to Australia on board HMNZT 'Pakeha', 27 August 1917; disembarked Adelaide, 20 October 1917; discharged (medically unfit: loss of left eye), Adelaide, 9 November 1917.
War service: 2 years 212 days (of which 2 years 130 days were abroad)
Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory MedalDeath attributed to war service.
|Date of death|
|Age at death||46|
|Place of burial||Macquarie Park Cemetery and Crematorium, New South Wales|
|Sources||NAA: B2455, HARRISS William|