Private Charles Harrison

Service number 3876
Birth Place Australia: Victoria, Horsham
Death Date 24 April 1918
Death Place France
Final Rank Private
Service Australian Imperial Force
Unit 51st Australian Infantry Battalion
Conflict/Operation First World War, 1914-1918

Private Charles Harrison (3876, 51st Battalion) was born in Horsham, Victoria, and was working as a printer in Perth when he enlisted in July 1917. Charles was killed in action on 24 April 1918 during the battle of Villers-Bretonneux and is buried in the Adelaide Cemetery, Villers-Bretonneux, France. His mother wrote that he was 17 years of age. Charles’ brother, Private Albert Edward Harrison, also of the 51st Battalion, was killed only a few weeks earlier on 30 March 1918.



Date of enlistment 17 July 1917
Date of embarkation 30 October 1917
Date of death 24 April 1918
Date of fate 24 April 1918