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Stuart John Harrison


60th Infantry Battalion

Medals Earned

  • British War Medal
  • 1914-15 Star
  • Victory Medal
  • Serbian Gold Medal

Tree Information

  • Species: Ulmus Sp.
  • Planted By: Miss I. Skipper
  • Plaque: 8

Additional Info

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Stuart Harrison 19 years old when he enlisted on 17th August 1914. He was living in Eureka Street, Ballarat East. He was employed as a carpenter. He was single and stated that he was a Protestant. He had been born in Sebastapol . On the 4th May 1915 Private Harrison was wounded in action by a gun shot wound to his left thigh. He was evacuated from Gallipoli on a hospital ship to Malta where he was admitted to Tigne Convalescent Hospital. He returned to his unit at Gallipoli on 22nd June 1915. He stayed with the 8th Battalion on Gallipoli until the withdrawal to Egypt in December 1915. The Battalions rested briefly and began training for the war in France. The 60th Battalion was raised in Egypt on 24th February 1916, as a part of the 'doubling' of the AIF.
On 26th September 1916 Private Harrison was promoted to Sergeant. Sergeant Harrison was severely wounded in the left forearm at Amiens on 9th August 1918. He entered the medical evacuation system, and was treated successively 20th Casualty Clearing Station, the 20th General Hospital and Fort Pitt General Hospital in UK. Sergeant Harrison embarked for Australia on 4th January 1919, and after further treatment in Australia was discharged 'Medically Unfit' on 31st August 1919. Tree No. 8 , an elm, was planted by Miss I Skipper, a 'Lucas Girl' on 4th June 1917.
Tree No. 162 in the Borough of Sebastapol Avenue of Honour.

Location in Ballarat Avenue of Honour