Augustus Thomas Edward HARRISON

Regimental number1021
Place of birthKenmare, Kerry, Ireland
ReligionChurch of England
AddressByron Bay, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation39
Height5' 8"
Weight151 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Margaret Harrison, Byron Bay, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed for 18 months in the 1st Refrewshire Volunteers.
Enlistment date25 January 1915
Place of enlistmentDalby, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name5th Light Horse Regiment, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/10/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A63 Karoola on 12 June 1915
Regimental number from Nominal Roll1021A
Rank from Nominal RollGunner
Unit from Nominal Roll13th Field Artillery Brigade
FateReturned to Australia 12 May 1918
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)*Given name Augustus Thomas
Discharge date18 September 1918
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Embarked Brisbane on HMAT 'Karoola', 12 June 1915; taken on strength of 5th Light Horse Regiment, 25 September 1915.

Wounded in action, Gallipoli, 9 November 1915. Embarked Gallipoli on HS 'Neuralia' and proceeded to Egypt for treatment, 9 November 1915; disembarked Alexandria, 12 November 1915; admitted to 2nd Australian General Hospital, Ghezireh, 12 November 1915 (dysentry); transferred to Ras-el-Tin Convalescent Camp, Alexandria, 9 December 1915; rejoined unit from hospital, Maadi, 11 January 1916; taken on strength of 2nd Reserve Regiment, Maadi, 1 March 1916; taken on strength of 14th Field Artillery Brigade, Tel-el-Kebir, and posted to 56th Battery, 27 March 1916.

Embarked Alexandria on HMT 'Caledonia' and proceeded to join the British Expeditionary Force, 20 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 30 June 1916. Transferred to 25th Field Artillery Brigade, 8 July 1916; taken on strength of unit, 9 July 1916. Transferred to 13th Field Artillery Brigade, 24 January 1917; taken on strength of unit and posted to 51st Battery, 24 January 1917.

Admitted to 10th Australian Field Ambulance, 12 December 1917 (bomb wound, left arm, chest and right arm); transferred to 2nd Australian Casualty Clearing Station, 12 December 1917; to Ambulance Train '28', 15 December 1917; admitted to 53rd General Hospital, Boulogne, 15 December 1917. Embarked on board HS 'St. Denis' and proceeded to England for further treatment, 29 December 1917; admitted to Edmonton Military Hospital, 30 December 1917; transferred to 3rd Auxiliary Hospital, 12 February 1918; discharged to 3rd Auxiliary Hospital, 21 February 1918.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Ruahine', 12 May 1918; disembarked Sydney, 5 July 1918. Discharged on account of being medically unfit for continued service, 18 September 1918 (amputated left arm).

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