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Geoffrey Hamlyn Lavicount HARRIS

Date of birth28 October 1881
Place of birthTumut New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation33
Next of kinWife, Mrs Myra B Harris, Pines View, Tumut Plains, Tumut, New South Wales
Enlistment date27 August 1914
Rank on enlistment2nd Lieutenant
Unit name1st Light Horse Regiment, B Squadron
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/6/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A16 Star Of Victoria on 20 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollMajor
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Light Horse Regiment
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and gazetted, 'London Gazette', second Supplement, No. 29251 (5 August 1915); 'Commonwealth Gazette', No. 133 (28 October 1915).
Recommendation date: 7 August 1915

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette' No. 31728 (12 January 1920); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 133 (1 April 1920).

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', Supplement, No. 29455 (28 January 1916); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 44 (6 April 1917).

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', Supplement, No. 29455 (28 January 1916); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 44 (6 April 1917).

FateReturned to Australia 13 March 1919
Place of burialTumut Cemetery, New South Wales
Medals

Military Cross


Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No 44
Date: 6 April 1916

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Middle East

Medals: Military Cross, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death24 July 1964
Age at death82
Place of burialTumut Cemetery, New South Wales

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