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Cecil George HARLAND

Regimental number2041
Place of birthAdelaide, South Australia
SchoolState School
OccupationMetal worker
AddressBroken Hill, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Height5' 9"
Weight177 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Mary Ann Harland, 114 Franklin Street, Adelaide, South Australia
Previous military serviceServed in the Senior Cadets, C Company, 82nd Battalion (18 months); Volunteer Militia (3 years) .
Enlistment date8 October 1915
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name32nd Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/49/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A28 Miltiades on 7 February 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll32nd Battalion
FateKilled in Action 20 July 1916
Place of death or woundingFrance
Age at death from cemetery records25
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration details V.C. Corner (Panel No 4), Australian Cemetery Memorial, Fromelles, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John and Mary HARLAND. Native of Adelaide, South Australia
Other details

Statement, Red Cross File No 1270406, 2190 Pte R. McNAMARA, B Company, 32nd Bn, 18 December 1916: 'On 19th July 1916 we made a charge, we lost our Corporal, so I placed myself in charge of Lance/Corporal Harland[.] We were in the 3rd line of German trenches about 11 p.m. I am sorry to state Lance/Corporal Harland was shot thrugh thechest, Private McKenzie and myself carried him to some shelter. I spoke to him, but he did not reply, he died about five minutes later.'

Note on file: 'No trace Germany. Cert. by Capt. Mills. 10.10.19.'
SourcesRed Cross file 1270406

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