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Peter Harris

 

Date and Place of Birth: Circa 1920 Malvern, Adelaide, South Australia
Date and Place of Death:    October 26, 1942 Egypt
Baseball Experience: Amateur
Position: Unknown
Rank: Private
Military Unit: 2/8th Australian Field Ambulance, Australian Army Medical Corps
Area Served: North Africa

Peter Harris, the son of Arthur and Sylvia Harris, was born in Malvern, a suburb of Adelaide, South Australia, in 1920. Working for the W.D. & H.O. Wills tobacco company, Harris played cricket for Wallaby Cricket Club and baseball for Sturt, one of the earliest baseball clubs in South Australia, being formed in 1908.

He enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force in March 1940 and went overseas in September of that year. Serving in North Africa with the 2/8th Australian Field Ambulance, Private Harris was killed in action in Egypt on October 26, 1942.

Private Harris is buried at El Alamein War Cemetery in Egypt.

Sources:
Adelaide Advertiser, November 7, 1942
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Sturt Baseball Club website

Date Added: June 23, 2013

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