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Harrison J E Pte 31

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Volunteers of Essendon and Flemington, 1914-1918


31   Pte   James Edward Harrison,                21 Inf Bn    19,       grocer     single,    C of E,

Address: 879 Mt Alexander Rd, Essendon.

Next of Kin:   Harrison, Clarinda, Mrs, "Annan", 879 Mt Alexander Rd, Essendon

Enlisted  6 Jan 1915

Embarked A38 Ulysses 10 May 1915.


Relatives on Active Service:

Harrison R J Pte 1559 brother

Harrison E  Lieutenant,  father RNR


Date of Death: 03/05/1917

CWGC: 'Son of Edward and Clarinda Harriet Harrison, of 290, North Rd., North Brighton, Victoria.

Born at Hull, England.'



Recommendation for War Medal (probably Military Medal)


21st Batt  31   L/Cpl James Edward HARRISON, AMC

For Gallantry & devotion to duty at ANZAC on Nov 2nd 1915 during heavy bombardment by the enemy.  was a medical orderly rendered assistance to two men who were wounded. 



Lance Corporal J. E. Harrison, eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Harrison, late of Essendon, was killed in action on 3rd May.


ROLL OF HONOUR. (1917, June 7). The Essendon Gazette and Keilor, Bulla and Broadmeadows Reporter (Moonee Ponds, Vic. : 1914 - 1918), p. 3 Edition: Morning. Retrieved May 13, 2012, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article74602782


Killed in action near his 21st Battalion dressing station.


Mrs C. Harrison, of Adelaide, formerly of Essendon, has been notified that her eldest son, Lance Corporal J. E. Harrison, was killed in action in France on 3rd May. He was born in Hull, England, and came to Australia in 1913. He resided at Essendon, and was a member of Christ Church choir. Previous to enlisting he was engaged with the firm of Messrs. Henry Berry and Sons. His younger brother is on active service, and has been wounded, but is now in England suffering from trench feet. His father has lately returned from active service in the North Sea, having been lieutenant in command of  armed drifters and mine-sweeping flotilla.


ROLL OF HONOR. (1917, June 14). The Essendon Gazette and Keilor, Bulla and Broadmeadows Reporter (Moonee Ponds, Vic. : 1914 - 1918), p. 3 Edition: Morning. Retrieved May 15, 2012, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article74602800



Mentioned in correspondence:

Charlie Wright to Mother, 1917



War Service Commemorated

Essendon Town Hall F-L

Essendon Gazette Roll of Honour

Christ Church Essendon

Regimental Register


In Memoriam


HARRISON (James E.). —In loving memory of our

darling brother Jim, A.A.M.C., 21st Battalion, who

made the ultimate sacrifice at Bullecourt,

May 3, 1917, aged 22 years.

Always happy and cheerful,  

With a heart that know no fear,  

He stood to face life's battle  

For those he loved so dear.

—(Inserted by his ever loving sisters, Nellie, Clarrie,

Maudie, and brother Bob, on active service.)


HARRISON (James E.). —In sad and loving memory

of our dearly beloved eldest son, Jim, of A.M.C, 21st

Battalion, who was killed in action, Bulle court, 3rd

May, 1917; born Hull, Yorkshire, England.

He has finished his part, we must still keep on,

Trying, like him, to be brave;

Our sacrifice is in what we have lost,

His in what he gave.

Our English Anzac, who loved honour more than

he feared death.

—Inserted by his proud mother and father, lieu-

tenant R.N.R.)


ROLL OF HONOR. (1917, June 14). The Essendon

Gazette and Keilor, Bulla and Broadmeadows

Reporter (Moonee Ponds, Vic. : 1914 - 1918), p. 3



HARRISON, in proud and loving memory of our dear

son and brother Lance-Corp J E Harrison, 21st

Battalion, killed at Bullecourt,1917.

He gave his life for his country,

For honour, faith, and right, With us his memory ever lives.

He fought a noble fight.

Our Jim.


Family Notices. (1919, May 3). The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. :

1848 - 1956), p. 11. Retrieved May 15, 2012, from



No notices in The Argus in 1920.  No further years checked.

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