Francis Harrison

First Name: 
Francis
Last Name: 
Harrison
Mother's Name: 
Martha Ann Harrison
Father's Name: 
Francis Harrison
Date Enlisted: 
Monday, September 11, 1916
Rank at Enlistment: 
Private
Rank at Discharge: 
Private
Unit: 
53rd Battalion
Service: 
Infantry
Awards: 
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Details: 

Francis Harrison (Service No 3236) was born in Mount Kembla, N.S.W.  (Note; some records state Francis was born at Ladysmith, West Wallsend, N.S.W. However, on his enlistment form, Francis himself wrote that he was born at Mount Kembla (NAA). His next of kin, his mother, lived at West Wallsend at this time).

Francis worked as a miner, was 23 years old and single when he joined the AIF.  

Papers show Francis was initially assigned to the 34th Battalion, however he embarked with the 53rd Battalion, 8th Reinforcement, from Sydney, on HMAT A29 Suevic, on 11th November, 1916.

On 30th March, 1917, he was attached for permanent duty with 1st Australian Auxillary Hospital. Francis was returned to Australia in August 1917, for 'Home Service' due to an old injury. Francis was subsequentlly discharged, medically unfit, on 30th November, 1917.

On enlistment, Francis had noted an old injury to his jaw and this seems to have been a problem, as this was goven as reason for his discharge by the No 4 Australian General Hospital, Randwick, N.S.W.

Francis Harrison's life after the war is unknown.

Sources: 
NAA: B2455, HARRISON F

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