Rowland HARRIS

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HARRIS, Rowland

Service Number: 4150
Enlisted: 24 August 1915, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 8th Mobile Veterinary Section
Born: Port Adelaide, South Australia, 19 September 1894
Home Town: McLaren Vale, Onkaparinga, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Laborour
Died: Died of Illness, Ismailia, Egypt, 18 March 1917, aged 22 years
Cemetery: Ismailia War Memorial Cemetery
Ismailia War Memorial Cemetery, Ismailia, Suez Canal, Egypt
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, McLaren Vale Memorial Wall, McLaren Vale Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

24 Aug 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 4150, 16th Infantry Battalion, Adelaide, South Australia
11 Jan 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 4150, 16th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
11 Jan 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 4150, 16th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Borda, Adelaide
18 Mar 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 4150, 8th Mobile Veterinary Section

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Biography

"THE LATE PRIVATE R. HARRIS.

News was received on March 20 by Mrs. R. Harris of the death of her husband, Private R. Harris, of McLaren Vale, from enteric fever. He enlisted in August, 1915, and left Australia in the following January for Egypt, where he spent twelve months. He was 22 years
of age, highly respected by a large circle of friends, and loved by all who knew him." - from the Adelaide Chronicle 31 Mar 1917 (nla.gov.au)

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