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Harris, Harry Arthur (4711)

Place of Birth: Port Melbourne, VIC

Age: 27 years 6 months

Enlistment Details: Monday, 14 February 1916 – Melbourne, VIC

Service Number: 4711            view online service record

58 Albert Street
Port Melbourne, VIC

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

Embarkation Details:
Date: Tuesday, 4 April 1916
Ship: HMAT Euripides A14
Port: Melbourne, VIC
Unit: 23rd Infantry Battalion – 12th Reinforcements

RTA: Wednesday, 4 June 1919
Discharged: Sunday, 31 August 1919

Harry’s address was listed as 65 Albert Street, Port Melbourne in the Standard newspaper report on over 100 Port recruits who signed up in early 1916.

1916 ‘THEY SAY “YES.”.’, Port Melbourne Standard (Vic. : 1914 – 1920), 26 February, p. 3, viewed 31 January, 2016,

1917 ‘FROM THE FRONT.’, Port Melbourne Standard (Vic. : 1914 – 1920), 27 January, p. 4. , viewed 30 Dec 2016,

Pte J McKissock wrote to the Editor of the Standard from France on 9 April 1917 saying that the newspaper was enjoyed by all the Port Melbourne boys at the front.  He enclosed the issue of 6 January 1917 signed by the soldiers from Port who had read it.  H A Harris was one of those men.

1917 ‘”STANDARD” IN THE TRENCHES.’, Port Melbourne Standard (Vic. : 1914 – 1920), 30 June, p. 1. , viewed 22 Aug 2019,


  • Brian Membrey
    Posted August 31, 2016 2.39 pm 0Likes

    Second World War service :

    Born 2 July, 1892, enlisted 26 June, 1940, served as V85492, Staff Sergeant, 2 Australian Movement Control Group, locality on enlisting Altona, Attested Royal Park, NOK W MOORE. Discharged 1 December, 1943

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