Harrie Webster SHERRING

SHERRING, Harrie Webster

Service Numbers: 4236, N467540
Enlisted: 12 August 1943, Hornsby, NSW
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 2nd Infantry Battalion
Born: Bourke, NSW, 21 February 1895
Home Town: Mosman, Municipality of Mosman, New South Wales
Schooling: Fort Street Boys High School
Occupation: Clerk
Died: 12 November 1974, aged 79 years, cause of death not yet discovered, place of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Not yet discovered
Memorials: New South Wales Garden of Remembrance (Rookwood Necropolis), Sydney Morning Herald and Sydney Mail Record of War Service
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World War 1 Service

20 Dec 1915: Involvement Private, 4236, 2nd Infantry Battalion, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '7' embarkation_place: Sydney embarkation_ship: HMAT Aeneas embarkation_ship_number: A60 public_note: ''
20 Dec 1915: Embarked Private, 4236, 2nd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Aeneas, Sydney

World War 2 Service

12 Aug 1943: Enlisted Australian Military Forces (WW2) , Private, N467540, Hornsby, NSW

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

Harrie was the eldest son of Mr. George William Sherring of Mosman, and was born at Bourke in 1895.  Educated at the Fort Street School, he joined the computing staff of the Sydney Morning Herald about nine years ago.

He enlisted in August, 1915, and was a Private in the Infantry, and on reaching Egypt was attached to the 54th Battalion.  He saw several months' service in Egypt and on the Sinai Peninsular, and, later proceeded to France, where he took part in various engagements, being wounded at Fleurbaix.  He was invalided to England, and having being pronounced as unfit for futher active service, returned to Australian in July 1917.

SERGEANT H. SHERRING . Mr. G. W. Sherring, Upper Avenue road, Mosman, has been notified that his elder son, Sergt. Horrie Sherring, has been wounded in the left leg by  shrapnel, and that he is in hospital at Manchester. Prior to enlisting Sergeant Sherring was a member of the computing staff of the "Sydney Morning Herald.” His brother Jack was  also wounded, but is now back in the firing line.