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Cecil Francis HARRISON

Regimental number951
Date of birth30 July 1887
Place of birthYass, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationClerk
AddressV.P. Harrison, London Bank, Haymarket, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation28
Next of kinFather, George Harrison, 18 Campbell Street, North Sydney, New South Wales
Enlistment date20 January 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name6th Light Horse Regiment, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/11/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Newcastle, New South Wales, on board HMAT A58 Kabinga on 21 May 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Battalion
Promotions

2nd Lieutenant


Promotion date: 22 March 1916

Lieutenant


Promotion date: 8 September 1916

FateReturned to Australia 17 March 1917
Family/military connectionsBrothers: Major Roy HARRISON, 54th Bn, killed in action, 20 July 1916; 1881 Bombardier Vyvyan Paul HARRISON, 5th Divisional Ammunition Column, returned to Australia, 1 April 1919; Brother-in-law: [24] Captain Malcolm John Bernard COTTON, 2nd Bn, killed in action, 27 April 1916.
Other details

Proceeded to France from England, March 1916.

To Bombing School, 21 May 1916; rejoined unit, 28 May 1916. To School (date not recorded); to Field Ambulance from School, 22 December 1916.

Commenced return to Australia for change, 17 March 1917.

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

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