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Alfred Leonard Harris

NZ Hospital Brockenhurst, Hampshire, England. - No known copyright restrictions

NZ Hospital Brockenhurst, Hampshire, England. - No known copyright restrictions


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Alfred Leonard AWMM
  • Surname
    Harris AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 6/3729 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
    Son of Alfred & Maria HARRIS Public - Lorraine Mona - Researcher - 22 October 2023 - Military Record
  • Address before enlistment
    Paenga, Murchison Public - Lorraine Mona - Researcher - 22 October 2023 - Military Record
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    H.C. Harris (brother), Paenga, Ariki, Murchison, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    single Public - Lorraine Mona - Researcher - 22 October 2023 - Military Record


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    1914-1919 Western Front AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 6/3729 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 19 October 1915 AWMM Farmer/Civilian AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment


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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
    Died of wounds, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • On the 21 September on the Western Front, Alfred Harris received gunshot wounds to his left thigh. The severity of these injuries necessitated his transfer to England. he arrived at No.1 NZGH, Brockenhurst on 9 October, he died one week later. (Church, p.110) AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    17 October 1916 AWMM
    Age 27 AWMM
    BrockenhurstHampshire AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Brockenhurst (St Nicholas) Churchyard, Hampshire, England AWMM Plot A, Row 1, Grave 11 AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Private Alfred Leonard Harris, who has died of wounds, was the second son of Mrs. A. W. Harris, of Matawai. He was educated at Gisborne school. He enlisted with the Ninth Reinforcements from Murchison, where he had been farming for about six years. His father and a brother are also at the front. Public - Lorraine Mona - Researcher - 22 October 2023 - GISBORNE TIMES, VOLUME XLVII, ISSUE 4382, 28 OCTOBER 1916, PAGE 3
  • Memorial name
    Remembered on the Memorial in Whangarei Public - Peter - Researcher - 22 April 2018 - on-line
  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name
    Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories AWMM

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  • Alfred was one of 8 children born to Alfred and Maria Harris. He was born in 1888 and died as a result of his wounds during WW1 in 1916 -- If you have any information on this family PLEASE make contact with me -- Many thanks.
    Public - leonard Harris - Researcher - 16 July 2016



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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
22 October 2023Lorraine Mona Gisborne Researcher
20 March 2022DeniseNapierResearcher
28 December 2019AllanRotoruaResearcher
22 April 2018PeterNelson, New ZealandResearcher
16 July 2016leonard HarrisNew ZealandResearcher

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