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Henry John Harris

South African War Memorial, on a wall near RSA entranceway, Gisborne. "Volunteers from Poverty Bay who served in the Sth African War 1899-1902". Image kindly provided by Paul Baker (December 2008). Image has no known copyright restrictions.

South African War Memorial, on a wall near RSA entranceway, Gisborne. "Volunteers from Poverty Bay w …

Identity

  • Title
    Private Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 15 June 2015 - Military Record
  • Forenames
    Henry John AWMM
  • Surname
    Harris AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    2683 AWMM
  • Gender
    • Male AWMM
    • Male Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 15 June 2015 - Military Record
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion
    Church of England Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 15 June 2015 - Military Record

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
    1876 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 15 June 2015 - Military Record
  • Place of birth
    • England? Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 15 June 2015 - Military Record
    • born Hawkes Bay near Gisborne Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 20 July 2015 - Military record
  • Birth notes
    son of Henry John HARRIS of 15 Wid Lane, Clapham Common, London Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 15 June 2015 - Military Record
  • Address before enlistment
    c/- Gisborne Post Office Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 15 June 2015 - Military Record
  • Post war occupation
    Driver for NZRA, Alexandra Depot, Wellington Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 15 June 2015 - Military Record
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Henry John Harris, 15 Wid Lane, Clapham Common, London Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 15 June 2015 - Military Record
  • Relationship status
    single Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 15 June 2015 - Military Record

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    Transvaal, Rhodesia & Cape Colony Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 15 June 2015 - Military Record
  • Armed force / branch
    • Army AWMM
    • NZ Mounted Rifles Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 15 June 2015 - Military Record
  • Service number
    2683 AWMM
  • Military service
    • 5th Contingent Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 15 June 2015 - Military Record
    • 1900-1901 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 15 June 2015 - Military Record
    • and 5th Regiment Imperial Bushman NZ Contingent Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 15 June 2015 - Military Record
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    2nd Boer War Medals & 3 Clasps Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 15 June 2015 - Military Record

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    • South Africa Station hand Ministry for Culture and Heritage
      GisborneNew Zealand Ministry for Culture and Heritage
    • 6 April 1900 on Troopship 'HMS Waimate' Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 15 June 2015 - Military Record
  • Occupation before enlistment
    Station Hand Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 15 June 2015 - Military Record
  • Age on enlistment
    23 yrs 2 mhts Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 15 June 2015 - Military Record

Embarkations

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  • Embarkation details
    • South Africa 31 March 1900 Ministry for Culture and Heritage
      Waimate Ministry for Culture and Heritage Vessel was Waimate AWMM Private Ministry for Culture and Heritage 5th New Zealand Mounted Rifles, Reserves Ministry for Culture and Heritage
    • 31 March 1900 on the troopship "Waimate" Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 31 July 2015 - http://www.nzhistory.net.nz

Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Feb 1901 - Rheumatic Fever Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 15 June 2015 - Military Record

Last known rank

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  • Last rank
    Private Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 15 June 2015 - Military Record

Biographical information

Biographical information

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Death

About death

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  • Death
    14 March 1937 Noel Smith Research Project
    Age 61 AWMM
  • Date of death
    14 March 1937 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 20 July 2015 - http://heritage.christchurchcitylibraries.com/Cemeteries/interment.asp?surname=Harris&firstname=&year1=&year2=&page=21
  • Age at death
    61 yrs Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 20 July 2015 - http://heritage.christchurchcitylibraries.com/Cemeteries/interment.asp?surname=Harris&firstname=&year1=&year2=&page=21
  • Place of death
    Christchurch Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 20 July 2015 - http://heritage.christchurchcitylibraries.com/Cemeteries/interment.asp?surname=Harris&firstname=&year1=&year2=&page=21
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Bromley Cemetery AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
    Gisborne's SA Boer War Memorial - refer to document attached "Gisborne Boys in the SA Boer war" Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 20 July 2015 - Research
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name

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  • henry was born in 1876 and died in Christchurch 1937. he was the son of Henry John Harris of London. In 1903 Henry married to Frances Halliday. If you have any information on this family at all PLEASE make contact with me -- Many thanks
    Public - Leonard harris - Researcher - 7 July 2016
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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
07 July 2016Leonard harrisNew ZealandResearcher
31 July 2015Lorraine MGisborne, NZResearcher

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