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William David HARRIS

ReligionChurch of England
OccupationWool traveller
Address44 Royalist Road, Mosman, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation35
Next of kinWife, Mrs. K.C. Harris, 44 Royalist Road, Mosman, Sydney, New South Wales
Enlistment date16 September 1915
Rank on enlistment2nd Lieutenant
Unit name2nd Battalion, 13th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/19/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A6 Aeneas on 20 December 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCaptain
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Cross

Recommendation date: 3 August 1916

FateReturned to Australia 24 December 1918

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry in action. As senior officer in the firing line he skilfully consolidated the ground won. He organized bombing parties and repelled a counter attack, and all night set a fine example to those around him.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 184
Date: 14 December 1916

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