HARRISON, Alexander John
(Service number 54038)

First Rank Private Last Rank Private


Date 26 December 1889 Place of Birth Orari

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Greenhayes, Temuka
Occupation Fruit grower
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status
Next of Kin Miss K. HARRISON (sister), Greenhayes, Temuka
Religion Church of England
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Unit, Squadron, or Ship 27th Reinforcements, F Company
Date 16 July 1917
Transport Athenic
Embarked From Destination Liverpool, Merseyside, England
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With Canterbury Infantry Regiment

Military Awards

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Military Awards

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Where Captured and by Whom
Actions Prior to Capture
PoW Serial Number
PoW Camps
Days Interned
Liberation Date


Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations

Civil servant


Date 15 June 1968 Age 78 years
Place of Death Christchurch
Memorial or Cemetery
Memorial Reference
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Alexander John Harrison was the son of John and Annie Harrison, of Temuka. His brother Ivo died of disease at sea in 1915, and brother Herbert also served in World War One embarking with Alexander.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [23 March 2017]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [23 March 2017]

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