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William Henry HARRIS

Regimental number3815
Place of birthBalmain, Sydney, New South Wales
SchoolFort Street Public School, Sydney, New South Wales
OccupationRailway shunter
Address49 Park Road, Auburn, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation35
Next of kinWife, Mrs D Harria, 49 Park Road, Auburn, Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed in the Cadets
Enlistment date1 October 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name2nd Battalion, 12th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/19/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A7 Medic on 30 December 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Battalion
FateKilled in Action 23 July 1916
Place of death or woundingPozieres, Somme Sector, France
Age at death37
Family/military connections12 other cousins served with the AIF, 2 of whom were also killed in action.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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