Private Herbert Mackay Harrison

Service number 4433
Birth Place Australia: Queensland, Homebush
Death Date 1916-08-05
Death Place France
Final Rank Private
Service Australian Imperial Force
Unit 26th Australian Infantry Battalion
Conflict/Operation First World War, 1914-1918

Private Herbert Mackay Harrison (4433, 26th Battalion) was born in Homebush, Queensland, on 28 December 1898. He was working as a painter when he enlisted in January 1916. Herbert was killed in action on 5 August 1916 during the battle of Pozieres, just three days after joining the unit. Herbert is commemorated on the Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, France. Herbert’s mother wrote that he was 17 years, 8 months and 8 days of age at the time of his death.



Date of enlistment 21 January 1916
Date of embarkation 30 March 1916
Date of death 05 August 1916
Date of fate 05 August 1916