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Private W G Harris


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Private William George HARRIS,  G/11492, "D" Company, 11th Battalion, Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, killed in action, death presumed on or after, 7th October 1916, age 25. 

Born Hayes, Kent, son of William and Elizabeth Harris, of Bromley, Kent.


1911 Census - 12 Francis Road, South Ashford, Kent - Ann Wood, head, age 69, widow, let to lodgers, born Tonbridge, Kent; Ellen Wood, daughter, age 43, single, born Ashford, Kent; Edward Hilliger, lodger, age 25, single, grocers assistant, Cooperative Society, worker, born Lee, London; Ernest Copeland, lodger, age 31, machinist engineering, South Eastern & Chatham Railway, worker, born Gunislake, Cornwall; William Harris, lodger, age 19, coach painter, South Eastern & Chatham Railway, worker, born Hayes, Kent; Leslie Vernon Banks, grandson, age 3½, born South Ashford, Kent.


18th September 1915, Parish Church, Hayes, Kent, William George Harris, married Sarah Emily Bashford, spinster.

Child - Vera Emily May Harris, born 25th July 1916, Bromley.

Enlisted Lewisham, London, SE, age 24 years & 205 days, height 5ft 4½ inches.  Resided 25 Holbeach Road, Catford, SE /28 Canon Road, Bromley, Kent / Pickhurst Farm Cottages, Hayes, Kent / Bradford Cottages, Kingston Road, Ewell, Surrey. Formerly coach painter.

27th November 1915, enlisted & posted 11th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 2nd May 1916, Southampton, embarked; 3rd May 1916, Havre, disembarked; 7th October 1916, posted missing.

24th June 1917, date when Separation Allowance of 16/- a week & Allotment of pay of 3/6 a week will cease.

25th June 1917, pension of 18/9 a week awarded to widow & one child.

Commemorated Thiepval Memorial, Pier and Face 11C, Somme, France The  British Portland Cement Manufacturers Limited, Roll of Honour - December 1917 / Bromley War Memorial.


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