|Date and Place of Birth:||Circa 1920 Malvern, Adelaide, South Australia|
|Date and Place of Death:||October 26, 1942 Egypt|
|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.
Adelaide Advertiser, November 7, 1942
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Sturt Baseball Club website
Date Added: June 23, 2013
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