The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment

Private T Harris


Private Thomas HARRIS, L/10132, 1st   Battalion,  Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, died, Flanders France, 21st June 1915.  

Born Greenwich, SE, son of Elijah Harris, 96 Blackwall, East Greenwich.

Enlisted 21st April 1913, Gravesend, Kent, age 18, height 5ft 5 inches, weight 117lbs. Formerly indoor servant.

Previously served in 3rd Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment, 8625, from 20th November 1912 to 20th April 1913.

Home, 21st April 1913 to 13th August 1914; BEF France, 14th August 1914 to 21st June 1915.

Absent 26th August 1914 to 28th May 1915, tried by General Court Martial for desertion, sentenced to suffer death by being shot, sentence carried out at 4.55am on 21st June 1915. 

Buried at Perth Cemetery (China Wall), V. K. 14, Belgium.

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