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Charles Herbert HARRIS

Regimental number6269
Place of birthArgalong New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
AddressLacmalac, via Tumut, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinFather, J Harris, Argalong, via Tumut, New South Wales
Enlistment date9 May 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name2nd Battalion, 20th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/19/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 9 September 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal RollAIF Headquarters
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal (Awarded)

Courageous conduct and initiative in assuming control of Platoon in absence of officers and rendering valuable services. (East of Ypres).
Recommendation date: 18 November 1917

FateDischarged in the United Kingdom

Military Medal

'For courageous conduct on 6th November, 1917 during operations at PASSCHENDAELE, East of YPRES. When his platoon had lost its Officer and all N.C.O.s and was still suffering severely from an intense enemy barrage, Private HARRIS assumed control, and by his indifference to danger and his splendid example he encouraged all to work vigourously on the improvement of their position.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No.110
Date: 25 July 1918

Family/military connectionsBrother: 6268 Pte Mervyn Gladstone HARRIS, 2nd Bn, killed in action, 18 September 1918.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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