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Harrison, Harold Percy (1669)

Place of Birth: Port Melbourne, VIC

Age: 22 years 11 months

Enlistment Details: Tuesday, 22 February 1916 – Melbourne, VIC

Service Number: 1669            view online service record

10 Thompson Street
Kensington, VIC

Next of Kin:
Fred Harrison (father)
10 Thompson Street
Kensington, VIC

Embarkation Details:
Date: Thursday, 4 May 1916
Ship: HMAT Port Lincoln A17
Port: Melbourne, VIC
Unit: 60th Infantry Battalion – 2nd Reinforcements

KIA: Saturday, 12 May 1917
Place: France

Harold Percy Harrison. AWM H06148.

Private, 58 Infantry, killed in action 27 May, 1917, France, aged 24, commemorated Noreuil Australian Cemetery, Picardie, France.

Parents: Frederick and Christina HARRISON, born Port Melbourne (?), educated Kensington SS. He enlisted with his father in Kensington, a 22-year-old cycle and motor builder. Under place of birth, the circular shows both Kensington (underlined) and Port Melbourne.

Additional research by Brian Membrey


  • Brian Membrey
    Posted February 14, 2017 2.14 pm 0Likes

    “I was not far off Harrison when he was killed at Bullecourt. We were holding the front line trench and Harrison was asleep in a little hole in the side of a trench and a shell landed on the top and a piece hit him in the back, went almost through him and he was killed instantly. He was buried in a part of the trench just a few yards from where he was killed. The spot was marked with a small cross, there was very heavy shelling going on. He was of medium height, thick-set, looked about 22. (Pte A McDonald, 2206)

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