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William John HARRIS

Regimental number787
Place of birthIslington, Newcastle, New South Wales
SchoolWaverley Public School, Waverley, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationJockey
Address'Esor', Varna Street, Waverley, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinFather, A.J. Harris, 'Esor,' Varna Street, Waverley, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed in the Cadets
Enlistment date21 December 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name6th Light Horse Regiment, 3rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/11/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A6 Clan Mccorquodale on 6 February 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll6th Light Horse Regiment
FateDied of wounds 14 August 1915
Place of death or woundingAnzac Cove, Gallipoli, Turkey
Age at death23
Place of burialBeach Cemetery (Plot II, Row F, Grave No. 13), Anzac, Gallipoli
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
5
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Alfred and Jane HARRIS "Esoi", Varna Street, Waverley, Sydney. Native of Newcastle, New South Wales
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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