Harold Norman HARRIS


HARRIS, Harold Norman

Service Number: 2827
Enlisted: 17 October 1916, Claremont, Tasmania
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 4th Machine Gun Battalion
Born: New Norfolk, Tasmania, 26 November 1897
Home Town: New Norfolk, Derwent Valley, Tasmania
Schooling: Back River Public School
Occupation: Contractor
Died: Died of illness (diphtheria - POW of Germany), Valenciennes, France, 9 September 1918, aged 20 years
Cemetery: Valenciennes (St. Roch) Communal Cemetery
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, New Norfolk War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

17 Oct 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 2827, Claremont, Tasmania
6 Dec 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 2827, 40th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Orsova, Melbourne
6 Dec 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2827, 40th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
6 Apr 1918: Imprisoned Villers-Bretonneux
9 Sep 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2827, 4th Machine Gun Battalion

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Biography contributed by Elizabeth Allen

Harold Normam HARRIS was born on 26th November, 1897 in New Norfolk, Tasmania

His parents were William HARRIS and Jane NEW


His brother Walter Cyril HARRIS (SN4805) also served in WW1 and returned to Australia in 1919