The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment

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Captain Herbert Cecil HARRIS, 6th  Battalion,  Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, killed in action, 3rd July 1916, age 35.

3rd September 1890, born Rotherhithe, son of Henry & Harriet Harris, 38 Peppys Road, New Cross, SE14.

25th July 1893, St Katherine, Rotherhithe, Southwark, baptism of Herbert Cecil Harris, son of Henry, (Inspector Surrey Commercial Dock), & Harriet Harris, 32 Plough Road.

25th July 1893, St Katherine, Rotherhithe, Southwark, baptism of May Emily Ethel Harris, daughter of Henry, (Inspector Surrey Commercial Dock), & Harriet Harris, 32 Plough Road.

25th July 1893, St Katherine, Rotherhithe, Southwark, baptism of Daisy Vera Harris, daughter of Henry, (Inspector Surrey Commercial Dock), & Harriet Harris, 32 Plough Road.

25th July 1893, St Katherine, Rotherhithe, Southwark, baptism of John Ca??? Harris, son of Henry, (Inspector Surrey Commercial Dock), & Harriet Harris, 32 Plough Road.

17th September 1894, admitted Rotherhithe New Road School, father Henry Harris,


1911 Census - 17 Vanbrugh Hill, Blackheath, Kent - Henry Harris, head, age 52, widower, Inspector of Docks, Port of London Authority, Wear Gifford, Devonshire; Lily Maud Harris, age 31, LCC Teacher, London School Board, born Rotherhithe, London; Herbert Cecil Harris, son, age 21, single, student, born Rotherhithe, London; Ivy Edna Mary Harris, daughter, age 12, scholar, born Rotherhithe, London; Esther Humphreys, servant, age 19, single, domestic servant, born Rotherhithe, London.


1st June 1915, posted BEF.

12th January 1917, Probate - Herbert Cecil Harris, of 17 Vanbrugh Hill, Blackheath, Kent. Captain 6th Royal West Kent Regiment, died 3rd July 1916, in France. Administration London 12th January to Henry Harris, Inspector. Effects £225 8s 2d.

University of London War List - HARRIS Herbert Cecil, (London Scholl of Economics); Captain Royal West Kent Regiment. (killed in action, 3rd July 1916).

Commemorated at Thiepval Memorial, Pier & face 11C, France & St Olave's School, Roll of Honour. & Lynton & Lynmouth War Memorial.


London Gazette 28th May 1915.

The Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment) 6th Battalion.

Temporary Second Lieutenant Herbert C. Harris to be temporary Lieutenant. Dated 14th April, 1915.

London Gazette 2nd May 1916.

Royal West Kent Regiment

Temporary Lieutenant H. C. Harris to be temporary Captain, whilst commanding a Company 12 March 1916.

London Gazette 4th January 1917

War Office, 2nd January, 1917.

The following despatch has been received by the Secretary of State for War from General Sir Douglas Haig, G.C.B., Commander-in-Chief of the British Armies in France:

General Headquarters, 13th November, 1916.

I have the honour to submit a list of names of those officers, ladies, non-commissioned officers and men, serving, or who have served, under my command, whose distinguished and gallant services and devotion to duty I consider  deserving of special mention.

I have the honour to be, Sir, Your obedient Servant, D. HAIG, General. - Commander-in-Chief, The British Armies in France.

Harris, Temporary Captain H. C. (killed).


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