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George Henry James HARRIS

Regimental number1622
Date of birth21 August 1894
Place of birthLondon, England
SchoolGamble Road Board School, London, England
OccupationFarm hand
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, George Harris, 3 Tenby Road, Walthamstow, Middlesex, England
Enlistment date14 November 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name12th Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/29/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A54 Runic on 19 February 1915
FateReturned to Australia 22 July 1917
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in New South Wales Garden of Remembrance
Discharge date23 January 1918
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Total war service: 1169 days (of which 966 days were abroad)

Taken on strength, Gallipoli, 7 May 1915. Wounded in action (shock), 9 August 1915; rejoined unit, 16 October 1915. Evacuated from Gallipoli; disembarked Alexandria, 6 January 1916. Transferred to Camel Corps, 29 January 1916; taken on strength, 1 February 1916. Transferred to Details; rejoined 12th Bn (date not recorded).

Proceeded from Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 6 August 1916; disembarked England. Proceeded overseas to France, 5 September 1916.

Wounded in action (gun shot wound, left forearm), 27 February 1917; transferred to England, 19 March 1917, and admitted to Norfolk War Hospital.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT A71, 22 July 1917; discharged, 23 January 1918.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death21 November 1969
Age at death75
Place of burialCremated: Gregory & Carr, Chatswood, Sydney, New South Wales

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