The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment

Private J Harris


Private John  HARRIS, G/18827, 7th Battalion, Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, killed in action, Flanders France, death assumed on or since, 18th November 1916, age 20.

Born Willesden, Middlesex, son of James R and Elizabeth Harris, of 138, Wornington Road, North Kensington, London.

Enlisted Pound Lane Willesden, age 19 years & 11 months, fresh complexion, blue eyes, fair hair, height 5ft 5 inches. Resided 138, Wornington Road, Ladbroke Grove, North Kensington, London.

Home 15th May 1915 to 1st October 1916; BEF 2nd October 1916 to 18th November 1916.

15th May 1915, enlisted & posted 3/9th Battalion, Middlesex Regiment, Service No.3340; 21st June 1915, posted 2/9th Battalion, Middlesex Regiment; 6th January 1916, awarded 14 days detention; 4th February 1916, posted 63rd Provisional Battalion; 3th June 1916, posted 3/9th Battalion, Middlesex Regiment; 10th August 1916, awarded 10 days Field Punishment No.2.; 9th September 1916, 7th Middlesex Reserve Battalion, awarded 14 days detention; 2nd October 1916, posted BEF & 1/7th Battalion, Middlesex Regiment; 2nd October 1916, Folkestone, embarked; 2nd October 1916, Boulogne, disembarked; 5th October 1916, absent from 6.30am Parade, deprived of 3 days pay; 14th October 1916, transferred to 4th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 14th October 1916, posted 7th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 18th November 1916, posted missing.

24th September 1919, Statement of Relatives -Father, James Harris, 138, Wornington Road, North Kensington; Mother, Elizabeth Harris, 138, Wornington Road, W10; Brother - Ernest Harris, age 16, 138, Wornington Road, W10; Sister - Jane Westbury, age 28, 150, Wornington Road, W10.

Commemorated at Thiepval Memorial, Pier & Face 11C, France.

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