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Private David HARRIS, G/4227, 8th Battalion,  Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, killed in action, Flanders France, 26th September 1915.

Born Canning Town, London, E.

Enlisted Gravesend, Kent, age 24 years & 297 days. Formerly tailor.

1st November 1914, enlisted; 3rd November 1914, posted Depot, Royal West Kent Regiment; 11th November 1914, posted 8th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 19th February 1915, Worthing, In Civil Custody; 22nd February 1915 to 28th February 1915, Guard Room Detention; 1st March 1915, Tried by DCM, absent without leave, losing by neglect his clothing & Regimental necessities, sentenced 14 days detention & pay for deficiencies; 17th April 1915, Redhill, absent from 9.30pm until 9.30pm 18th April, deprived of 4 days pay, 7 days confined to Barracks, forfeits 2 days pay; 7th June 1915, Shoreham, drinking water without permission on the line of march, making an improper remark to an officer, awarded 28 days detention by Commanding Officer; 11th June 1915, Shoreham, tried & convicted by DCM while undergoing detention for insubordination to his superior officer, sentenced to 56 days detention, 21 days remitted by General Officer Commanding; 22nd June 1915, en route from Shoreham to Blackdown, tried by DCM whilst undergoing detention, disobeying a lawful command given by his superior officer, 56 days detention, 28 days remitted by General Officer Commanding; 30th August 1915, posted BEF.

Commemorated at Loos Memorial, Panel 95 to 97., France.


London Gazette 22nd August 1916.

SOLDIERS' BALANCES UNDISPOSED OF.

In pursuance of  The Regimental Debts Act, 1893," notice is hereby given that there is available for distribution amongst the Next of Kin or others entitled the sum of money set opposite to the name of each of the deceased Soldiers named in the lists which are published with this notice in the London Gazette and the " Army List," and are also to be seen at the Regimental Depots throughout the United Kingdom.

Applications from persons supposing themselves entitled as Next of Kin should be addressed by letter to "The Secretary, War Office, Park Buildings, St. James's Park, London, S.W.," and. marked outside "Effects."

E. H. BRADE.  War Office, August 22, 1916.

List CCCCXCVI. of the Names of deceased Soldiers whose Personal Estate is held for distribution amongst the Next of Kin or others entitled.—Effects 1915-16.

Harris, D., Private. 8th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment   £0 15s 7d.

London Gazette 24th August 1917.

1st RE-PUBLICATION of List CCCCXCVI. of the Names of deceased Soldiers whose Personal Estate is held for distribution amongst the Next of Kin or others entitled.—Effects 1915-16.

Harris, D., Private, Royal West Kent Regiment.    £0. 15 7d.

London Gazette 30th August 1918.

SOLDIERS' BALANCES UNDISPOSED OF.

2nd RE-PUBLICATION of List CCCCXCVI. of the names of deceased Soldiers whose Personal Estate is held for distribution amongst the Next of Kin or others entitled. Effects 1915-16.

Harris, D., Private, Royal West Kent Regiment.    £0. 15 7d.

London Gazette 29th August 1919.

SOLDIERS' BALANCES UNDISPOSED OF.

3rd RE-PUBLICATION of List CCCCXCVI. of the names of deceased Soldiers whose Personal Estate is held for distribution amongst the Next of Kin or others entitled. Effects 1915-16.

Harris, D., Private, Royal West Kent Regiment.    £5. 0s 0d.


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