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Stephen Harris

Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1918 - No known copyright restrictions

Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1918 - No known copyright restrictions


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Stephen AWMM
  • Surname
    Harris AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 38282 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    5 August 1877 Public Source
  • Date of birth
    5 August 1877 Public - Yvonne - Direct descendant - 1 August 2017 - Family papers
  • Place of birth
    Picton, New Zealand Public - Yvonne - Direct descendant - 1 August 2017 - Family papers
  • Birth notes
    Youngest child of Hiram and Julia (nee Rutland) Harris - Picton, New Zealand. Public - Yvonne - Direct descendant - 1 August 2017 - Family papers
  • Address before enlistment
    Endeavour Inlet, Picton Public - Yvonne - Direct descendant - 1 August 2017 - Family papers
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs B.E. Harris (wife), Endeavour Inlet, Picton, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 38282 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 Unknown 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 Disease, Cause of Death AWMM
    Bronchitis AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Stephen Harris was the husband of B. E. Harris, of Silverstream, New Zealand. AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    6 February 1918 AWMM
    Age 41 AWMM
    United KingdomEurope AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
    • Died of Disease AWMM
    • died from mustard gas poisioning when he was fighting in France Public - Gina - Other Relative - 26 April 2015 - My Uncle Robyn
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Brookwood Military Cemetery, Woking, Surrey, England AWMM VIII. B. 3. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name
    • Picton War Memorial, 24 London Quay, Picton AWMM
    • Marlborough War Memorial, 20 Seymour Street, Blenheim, 7201 AWMM
    • Marlborough Great War Memorial, WW1 AWMM

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  • Remembering my great-grandfather Stephen Harris, especially today 31 July 2017, one hundred years since the first day of the battle at Passendale. He fought on the Western Front during the same time that this battle lasted until 10 November. He was part of the first battalion of Canterbury Infantry Regiment of which my daughter Sonja has been researching their movements. He was still there in the December when he was overcome with Mustard Gas and taken to Hospital back in England in January and died weeks later on 6 February 1918.

    I was very pleased to have visited his grave site at Brookwood Military Cemetery in Surrey last year, while travelling England with my husband.
    Public - Yvonne - Direct descendant - 31 July 2017
  • In remembrance of my great great grandfather, Stephen Harris, whose story I have been researching 100 years on from when he left New Zealand to come and fight on the Western Front.
    Public - Sonja - Direct descendant - 31 July 2017
  • For my great great grandfather Stephen Harris. With the greatest respect for the sacrifices he made for the sake of others and the sympathy for family not able to bring him home to rest xx
    Public - Karla - Other relative - 24 April 2016



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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
01 August 2017YvonneFeilding, New ZealandDirect descendant
31 July 2017Sonja Edinburgh, ScotlandDirect descendant
24 April 2016KarlaNew ZealandOther relative
26 April 2015GinaAuckland NewZealandOther Relative

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