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Richard James Harris

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Richard James AWMM
  • Surname
    Harris AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWII NZ402999 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    17 January 1918 AWMM PukekoheAuckland AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
    WW2 Sep 1940 AWMM
    Age 22 AWMM
    Farmer/Civilian AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Died of wounds, Cause of Death AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Richard Harris was the son of John and Henrietta Harris of Bombay, Auckland.

    Sgt. Harris' Wellington III T/o Feltwell. Badly shot about by a Ju88 and crash landed on return to base. P/o Nicol RNZAF died from his wounds on 23 April 1942. AWMM

Death

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  • Death
    23 April 1942 AWMM
    Age 24 AWMM
    [United Kingdom]Europe AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Feltwell (St Nicholas) Churchyard, Norfolk, England AWMM Row B. Grave 11. AWMM
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Memorials

Memorial

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Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • Thompson, H. (1956). New Zealanders with the Royal Air Force (Vols. 1-3). Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
      Vol. 1, p. 269 AWMM
    • This record is a work in progress and was partially compiled from the “Database of New Zealand Airmen who took part in Advanced Air Training in Canada during WW2”. Researched by Ivan and Lorna Lindsey of Tauranga. N.Z. 2003 – 2012. Reproduced with permission. AWMM