HARRIS, John Thomas ( MM )

Surname, Christian Names –  HARRIS,  John  Thomas  (MM)

Service Number –  1663

Rank –  Private

Unit / Division – 52nd  Battalion

Enlistment Date –  12/10/1915

Address on Enlistment –  Carey  Road  South  Bunbury  WA

Occupation on Enlistment –  Bootmaker

Next of Kin on Enlistment –  Wife- Mabel  Ruth  Harris- Carey  Road  South  Bunbury  WA


Religion –  Wesleyan

Embarkation Details –  17/04/1916  from  Fremantle  on  “Aeneas”

KIA / Mortally Wounded –

Date –  8/06/1917

Place – Belgium

Age at Death –  38

Burial Location / Commemoration Details –  Inscription  Menin  Gate  Memorial  Ieper  Belgium

Panel Number, Roll of Honour (Australian War Memorial) –


Private Harris was recommended for Award of the Militay Medal on 12 September 1916- “Action at Mouquet Farm-Was wounded in the attack early on morning of September 3rd but would not leave the trench. He did excellent work digging and improving the trench on 3rd, 4th, 5th September”

Date of Commonwealth of Australia Gazette: 19 April 1917

Location in Commonwealth of Australia Gazette: Page 927, Position 95

Date of London Gazette: 9 December 1916


Location in London Gazette: Page 12055,  Position 67.