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Harris, Ernest Albert (4721)

Place of Birth: Footscray, VIC

Age: 23 years 9 months

Enlistment Details: Friday, 21 January 1916 – Melbourne, VIC

Service Number: 4721            view online service record

58 Albert Street
Port Melbourne, VIC

Next of Kin:
Viola Annetta Harris (wife)
58 Albert Street
Port Melbourne, VIC

Embarkation Details:
Date: Tuesday, 4 April 1916
Ship: HMAT Euripides A14
Port: Melbourne, VIC
Unit: 22nd Infantry Battalion – 12th Reinforcements

KIA: Thursday, 3 May 1917
Place: France

Lance Corporal, 22 Infantry, killed in action 3 May, 1917, age 23, commemorated Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, France.

Parents: Charles and Amelia HARRIS; wife Mrs Viola HARRIS, born Footscray, educated Graham Street SS. Enlisted as 23 year-old labourer with wife and son George at 58 Albert Street, but in Richmond when the circular was returned showing Port Melbourne as place of association. No known grave. A brother-in-law, 383, John Herbert SUTTON enlisted from 49 Lyons Street, killed in action 18 July, 1918.

Additional research by Brian Membrey

E Harris was listed on the Swimming Club Roll of Honour, 25 November 1916.

1916 ‘ROLL OF HONOR.’, Port Melbourne Standard (Vic. : 1914 – 1920), 25 November, p. 2. , viewed 04 Nov 2016,


  • brian Membrey
    Posted October 7, 2016 7.35 pm 0Likes

    “I saw him killed at Bullecourt. He was caught by a shell and very badly mutilated. I buried him in a shell hole at place of casualty, but the grave was not then marked” Pte J HOLLAND, 5599, 22nd Battn)

  • Brian Membrey
    Posted July 26, 2017 10.51 am 0Likes

    “Victorian Junior Football Association

    “… In sympathy with the latest of their comrades who have nobly given their lives in country’s cause, Port Melbourne and South Melbourne players wore black arm-bands on Saturday in their respective matches. Port mourned the deaths in action of a trio’ of players — J. Mackie, E. Harris, and A. Treglowan. whilst South Melbourne honored the, memories of G. Moodie and W. Earles, also killed, in action”. (“Winner”, 6 June, 1917)

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