Service Number: 12451
Roll Title: 10 Field Ambulance
Date of Embarkation: 20th June 1916
Place of Embarkation: Melbourne
Ship Embarked on: HMAT Runic A54
Age: 25 years
Born: 5th October 1888, Kew, Victoria.
Father: Solomon Harris, Edgevale, Beaconsfield Upper, Victoria.
Mother: Rosetta (Sparkes)
Residence: Hawthorn Road, Caulfield.
Joined AIF: 2nd February 1916
Height: 5 feet, 51/2 inches
Complexion: Fresh, Eyes-Bluey/Grey, Hair-Dark
After the war concluded, Claud remained in Europe working in association with the authorities who were developing the cemeteries for the Australian war personal who paid the supreme sacrifice.
He returned to Australia on the 26th February 1920 and was discharged on the 27th May 1920. He would later receive the British War Medal and the Victory Medal.
Claud married Ellen Frances Glismann on 23rd April 1924 at St Johns Church, Beaconsfield Upper, Victoria. They had four children Cuthbert Claud, Francis Roy, Ellen Lorraine and Valerie Anne.
Claud owned and operated a carrier business in Beaconsfield Upper. He immersed himself in community life receiving an honorary life membership of Akoonah Park, he was also an elected member and President of the Shire of Berwick and was an active member of the Berwick RSL as the local Soldier Settlement representative.
Claud died on 28th February 1969 and is buried at the Berwick Cemetery.