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Edward Harris

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Edward AWMM
  • Surname
    Harris AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    7/2018 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
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs Margaret Harris (wife), 19 Dyer's Pass Road, Christchurch, New Zealand AWMM
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Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    Battle of the Somme AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    7/2018 AWMM
  • Military service
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Military decorations

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    Mentioned in Despatches (MiD) AWMM
    This Officer's Company was engaged in digging a communication trench from Crest Trench to Switch Trench on 16th September. The ground over which they had to work was heavily shelled by the enemy. Captain Harris laid off the tasks and kept the men at work until the Company was withdrawn after six hours work. Captain Harris's coolness and encouragement kept his men working in spite of casualties and the fact that the trench was continually blown in. He was wounded approximately an hour before the Company was withdrawn. He died on the 18th September. AWMM

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
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    WW1 Unknown AWMM Farmer/Civilian AWMM
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Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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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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  • Edward Harris was the son of Archdeacon Harris, of Christchurch, New Zealand; husband of Margaret Harris, of 19 Dyers Pass Rd., Christchurch.

    "Capt. Edward Harris, N.Z.E.F., who died of wounds on September 15th, was the youngest son of the late Archdeacon Harris, and was 47 years of age." (Chronicles of the N.Z.E.F. October 16 1916 p. 81) AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    18 September 1916 AWMM
    Age 47 AWMM
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  • Cemetery
    Dernancourt Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France AWMM III. A. 13. AWMM
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