Harrison, Harold Percy (1669)

Place of Birth: Port Melbourne, VIC

Age: 22 years 11 months

Enlistment Details: Tuesday, 22 February 1916 – Melbourne, VIC

Service Number: 1669            view online service record

10 Thompson Street
Kensington, VIC

Next of Kin:
Fred Harrison (father)
10 Thompson Street
Kensington, VIC

Embarkation Details:
Date: Thursday, 4 May 1916
Ship: HMAT Port Lincoln A17
Port: Melbourne, VIC
Unit: 60th Infantry Battalion – 2nd Reinforcements

KIA: Saturday, 12 May 1917
Place: France

Harold Percy Harrison. AWM H06148.

Harold Percy Harrison. AWM H06148.

Private, 58 Infantry, killed in action 27 May, 1917, France, aged 24, commemorated Noreuil Australian Cemetery, Picardie, France.

Parents: Frederick and Christina HARRISON, born Port Melbourne (?), educated Kensington SS. He enlisted with his father in Kensington, a 22-year-old cycle and motor builder. Under place of birth, the circular shows both Kensington (underlined) and Port Melbourne.

Additional research by Brian Membrey


  1. Brian Membrey says:

    “I was not far off Harrison when he was killed at Bullecourt. We were holding the front line trench and Harrison was asleep in a little hole in the side of a trench and a shell landed on the top and a piece hit him in the back, went almost through him and he was killed instantly. He was buried in a part of the trench just a few yards from where he was killed. The spot was marked with a small cross, there was very heavy shelling going on. He was of medium height, thick-set, looked about 22. (Pte A McDonald, 2206)

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