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Henry George Harris

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Photograph of Henry George Harris, 25 Battalion. Image kindly provided by Ann Woolliams (March 2021).

Photograph of Henry George Harris, 25 Battalion. Image kindly provided by Ann Woolliams (March 2021) …

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Henry George AWMM
  • Surname
    Harris AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWII 35818 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    1919 AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW2 Unknown AWMM C/o Good's, High Street, Carterton, Wairarapa, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW2 Mrs F. Harris (mother) C/o Mr Harrison, Butcher, Pahiatua, Manawatu, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Unknown AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    Western Desert AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWII 35818 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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Embarkations

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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
    Killed on Active Service, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Henry Harris was the son of Henry George and Frances Elizabeth Harris, of Carterton, New Zealand. Henry George Harris (Jr) was known as Billy to the family. He was the only son and the baby of the family, doted on by his four older sisters; Olive, Betty, Georgina and Marj. He ran away to war at around age 19. His mother, Fanny, walked into the sea and drowned in 1956. AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    23 November 1941 AWMM
    Age 23 AWMM
    Western DesertNorth Africa AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Knightsbridge War Cemetery, Acroma, Libya AWMM 6. D. 19. AWMM
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Memorials

Memorial

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  • Henry was Born in Featherson in 1918 and was KIA WW2 in Libya. He was the son of Henry and Frances Harris. If you have any information on this family PLEASE contact me -- Many thanks
    Public - Leonard Harris - Researcher - 8 June 2016
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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
    Commonwealth War Graves Commission record
    https://www.cwgc.org/find-records/find-war-dead/casualty-details/2162305
    Sources Used
  • References
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 3 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1940 to 31st March, 1941). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 3: WW2 Unknown page AWMM
    • Puttick, E. (1960). 25 Battalion. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM

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08 June 2016Leonard HarrisNew ZealandResearcher

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