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John George HARRISON

Regimental number3842
Place of birthMelbourne, Victoria
OccupationBlacksmith's striker
Address36 River Street, Newport, Melbourne, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation32
Height5' 3.5"
Weight136 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Margaret S Harrison, 36 River Street, Newport, Melbourne, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date19 July 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name22nd Battalion, 9th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/39/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A69 Warilda on 8 February 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll22nd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 12 November 1916
Discharge date19 February 1916
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force (date illegible); disembarked Marseilles, France, 27 March 1916.

Admitted to 20th General Hospital, Camiers, 31 March 1916 (scabies); discharged to Base Details, 11 April 1916; transferred to England, 30 May 1916, and admitted to 3rd London General Hospital, Wandsworth, 31 May 1916 (endocarditis); transferred to Woodcote Park Convalescent Camp, Epsom, 7 September 1916; to 1st Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, 26 September 1916; discharged to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 20 October 1916, for return to Australia.

Commenced return to Australia from Portland on board HT 'Wiltshire', 12 November 1916; disembarked Melbourne, 31 December 1916; discharged (medically unfit: valvular disease of the heart), Melbourne, 19 February 1916.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Death attributed to war service.
Date of death17 May 1950
SourcesNAA: B2455, HARRISON John George

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