CHREE, Harry

Service Number: 2054
Enlisted: 20 March 1916, Rockhampton, Queensland
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 42nd Infantry Battalion
Born: Reading, England, 17 June 1880
Home Town: Rockhampton, Rockhampton, Queensland
Schooling: Unknown
Occupation: Tramway conductor
Died: Killed in Action, Belgium, 5 July 1917, aged 37 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Brisbane 42nd Infantry Battalion AIF Roll of Honour, Menin Gate Memorial (Commonwealth Memorial to the Missing of the Ypres Salient)
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World War 1 Service

20 Mar 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 2054, Rockhampton, Queensland
7 Sep 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 2054, 42nd Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '18' embarkation_place: Brisbane embarkation_ship: HMAT Clan McGillivray embarkation_ship_number: A46 public_note: ''
7 Sep 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, 2054, 42nd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Clan McGillivray, Brisbane
4 Jul 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 2054, 42nd Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by Elizabeth Allen

Harry CHREE was born in Reading, England on 17th June 1880

His parents were James CHREE & Elizabeth BRUCE 

He married Jessie SHEPHERD in England in 1906

Prior to his arrival in Australia he had served during the Boer War and was also in the Berkshire Regiment, UK (see link for extensive story about his war service & family