Harold Norman HARRIS

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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

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