Leicester George AWMM
Also known as
WWI 49537 AWMM
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F.G. Harris (father), 75 Picton Avenue, Lower Riccarton, Christchurch, New Zealand AWMM
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- Height, WWI AWMM
5' 5" AWMM
- Weight, WWI AWMM
129 lb AWMM
War service: England
Embarked Wellington, 16 July 1917; admitted to ship's hospital, 3 September 1917 (bronchitis); discharged from ship's hospital, 4 September 1917; disembarked Liverpool, England, 16 September 1917, and marched into 5th Reserve Bn, Tidworth.
Found guilty, 5 November 1917, of being 'out of bounds': forfeited 2 days' pay.
Admitted to hospital, Rugeley, 23 January 1918 (infection of larynx); discharged to Brocton, 22 February 1918; admitted to No 2 NZ General Hospital, Walton-on-Thames, 25 February 1918 (phthsis).
Classified unfit by Medical Board (tubercle of lung), and placed on NZ Roll, 16 March 1918.
Commenced return to New Zealand from Liverpool on board HT 'Ulimaroa', 1 May 1918; discharged (no longer physically fit for War Service: tubercle of lung), 20 August 1918.
Total war service: 1 year 168 days (of which 334 days were abroad)
Medal: British War Medal
Parents: Frederick George and Mary Anne Harris (both b. New Zealand) AWMM
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I am of the same family, My grandfather was Albert Harris,my father Ian Cuthbert Harris,and I was named after Leicester. I get asked often how I ended up having my name spelt the English way. I was born 5th September 1940 in Kaikoura .Leicester George Harris
Public - Leicester George - Other Relative - 24 April 2015
- New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1918). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume III. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
68: 8 AWMM
- NZEF Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra AWMM
- Beattie, P.J. & Pomeroy, M. (2013-2020). Onward : portraits of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force (vols 1-5). Auckland, New Zealand: Fair Dinkum Publications AWMM
Vol. 3: Includes portrait AWMM
|24 April 2015||Leicester George||Nelson New Zealand||Other Relative||
|16 April 2015||Sarah Amabel||Gisborne New Zealand||Other Relative||
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