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Charles Melville HARRY

Regimental number587
Date of birth29 April 1897
Place of birthHope Valley, South Australia
SchoolNorwood Public School; Norwood High School, South Australia
AddressVernon Street, Norwood, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinMother, Mrs Priscilla Harry, Vernon Street, Norwood, South Australia
Enlistment date23 February 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll27 February 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name27th Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/44/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A2 Geelong on 31 May 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll27th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 8 January 1918
Place of burialProwse Point Military Cemetery (Plot III, Row B, Grave No. 5), Warneton, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Commemorated in Brighton Cemetery, South Australia. Parents: William and Priscilla HARRY, 69 Kensington Road, Norwood, South Australia
Family/military connectionsBrother: (8358) 2nd Lieutenant Arnold William HARRY MM, 6th Field Artillery Brigade, returned to Australia, 1 February 1918.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

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

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