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Harris, W E

Heninel Communal Cemetery Extension

Heninel Communal Cemetery Extension, near Arras.

Youngest son of George Rees Harris and Anna Harris, of "Oakhurst," Grouville, Jersey.

Killed in action at Cerisy, aged 25 years.

Notice of Death appears in Jersey Evening Post of Friday 21 September 1917

Commemorated on Grouville Parish Memorial
and on a private memorial in Green St Cemetery, Jersey

NEWS ITEM in Jersey Evening Post of Friday 21 September 1917

Roll of Honour. It is with sincere regret that we announce the death at the Front on the 15 September of Lieutenant W E Harris of the 2nd West Riding Royal Field Artillery, barrister at law and youngest son of Captain G R Harris of Oakhurst, Grouville. The deceased officer was called to the Bar on 26 January 1915 and joined the Army on 5 February following. He went to the Front in January of this year and came home on leave in July. Some time ago he had been appointed to the command of a trench mortar battery.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission Record


Wilfred Ernest Harris

Lieutenant Wilfred Ernest Harris
62nd Trench Mortar Battery, Royal Field Artillery


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