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Private C A Harris


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Private Charles Alfred HARRIS, G/4628, 2nd  Battalion, Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, died of disease(dysentry), at Basra General Hospital, with Mesopotamia Expeditionary Force, 6th May  1916.

Born Greenwich, Kent, son of  William Henry & Emma Elizabeth Harris, 20 Braddyll Street, East Greenwich, SE.


1911 Census - 20 Braddyll Street, East Greenwich, SE - William Harris, head, age 52, married, general labourer, Telegraph Works, worker, born  East Greenwich, Kent; Emma E Harris, wife, age 48, married 29 years, 6 children, all still alive, born  East Greenwich, Kent; William H Harris, son, age 26, single, general labourer, Telegraph Works, worker, born  East Greenwich, Kent; Thomas A Harris, son, age 23, single, general labourer, Engineering, worker, born  East Greenwich, Kent; Nellie T Harris, daughter, age 8, school, born  East Greenwich, Kent; Thomas Newstead, wife's brother, age 42, single, packer, Borough Council, worker, born  East Greenwich, Kent.

Cannot find Charles Alfred HARRIS, on 1911 Census.


24th September 1890, Christ Church, Greenwich East, baptism of Charles Alfred Harris, son of William Henry, (labourer), & Emma Elizabeth Harris, 8 Willington Street.

Enlisted Hereford, Herefordshire, age 24 years & 2 months, height 5ft 5⅛ inches, weight 113lbs, fresh complexion, grey eyes, light brown hair. Formerly footman.

Home, 21st November 1914 to 9th December 1915; IEF, 10th December 1915 to 6th May 1916. 

21st November 1914, enlisted; 25th November 194, posted Depot, Royal West Kent Regiment; 29th November 1914, posted 3rd Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 30th July 1915, passed Class of Instruction, 2nd Class Signaller; 10th December 1915, posted IEF; 10th December 1915, Keyham Dockyard, embarked  per H.T. Kinfauns Castle; 8th January 1916, disembarked Ashra.

22nd July 1919, Statement of Relatives - Father, William Henry Harris, 20 Braddyll Street, East Greenwich, SE10; Mother, Emma E Harris, 20 Braddyll Street, East Greenwich, SE10; Brothers - William H Harris, age 34, 22 Cuttock Street, East Greenwich, SE10; Thomas A Harris, age 31, 33 Newcastle Street, Millwall; Frederick Harris, age 25, Soldier RWK in India; Sisters - Emma Elizabeth Humphreys, age 36, Flint Cottages, Lynsole? Bottom, Upper Hardres, near Canterbury, Kent; Nellie Harris, age 17, 20 Braddyll Street, East Greenwich, SE10.

Buried at Basra War Cemetery, VI. K. 18., Iraq.


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