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George HARRIS

Regimental number3582
Place of birthDundee, Scotland
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationNurseryman
Address24 Lincoln Crescent, East Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation34
Height5' 9"
Weight126 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs M Harris, 24 Lincoln Crescent, East Sydney, NSW; Craigona, St Georges Road, Loura, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed for 4 years in the Royal Highlander Regiment (2nd Bn, Volunteers).
Enlistment date18 August 1915
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name2nd Battalion, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/19/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 2 November 1915
Regimental number from Nominal Roll3582A
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll54th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 21 July 1917
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in New South Wales Garden of Remembrance
Discharge date14 November 1917
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Joined 2nd Bn, Tel el Kebir, 24 January 1916. Transferred to 54th Bn, 14 February 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expoeditionary Force, 19 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, 23 June 1916.

Admitted to 35th General Hospital, Calais, 18 July 1916 (gastritis); transferred to England, 25 July 1916, and admitted to Grantham Military Hospital; discharged from hospital, 19 August 1916, to report to No 1 Command Depot, Perham Downs, 21 December 1916. Admitted to Delhi Hospital, Perham Downs, 22 December 1916 (influenza); marched into No 1 Command Depot, 10 January 1917. Marched into No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 9 May 1917.

Commenced return to Australia on board HS 'A14', 21 July 1917; discharged, Sydney (medically unfit), 14 November 1917.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death8 February 1962

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