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Charles Edwin HARRIS

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Surname: HARRIS

Forename(s): Charles Edwin

Place of Birth: St Ive, Cornwall

Service No: 3/12228

Rank: Sergeant

Regiment / Corps / Service: Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)

Battalion / Unit: Depot

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Age: 49

Date of Death: 1919-02-10

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Charles Edwin Harris was the son of Edmund Henry and Sarah Eliza Harris, née Jane. Edmund was born at St. Ive and Sarah at Quethiock, Cornwall.

1871 St. Ive, Cornwall Census: Marshgate - Charles E. Harris, aged 1 year, born St. Ive, son of Henry and Sarah E. Harris.

1881 Nelson, Lancashire Census: 45, Green Road - Charles Edwin Harris, aged 11 years, born St Ive, Cornwall, son of Edmont [sic] Henry and Sarah Eliza Harris.

Charles was married to Elizabeth Bradley in 1897.

1901 Barnoldswick, Yorkshire Census: Havra Park - Charles E. Harris, aged 31 years, born Colne [sic], Lancashire. [Charles was living with his wife Elizabeth and their two daughters at the home of her parents, Thomas and Ann Bradley.]

1911 Barnoldswick, Yorkshire Census: 19, Ethel Street - Charles Edwin Harris, aged 41 years, born St Ive, near Callington, Cornwall. [Charles was living with his wife Elizabeth and their two daughters at the home of her parents, Thomas and Ann Bradley.]

The British Army Service Record for Charles Edwin Harris exists but may be incomplete.

The British Army Pension Record for Charles Edwin Harris exists but may be incomplete.

British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Sergeant Charles Edwin Harris, 3/12228, West Riding Regiment. [Charles received the Silver War Badge.]

A short biography of Charles is included in: ‘Barnoldswick - A small Town’s part in conflicts 1800 to 2014’ by Peter Ian Thompson (2014).

Data Source: Craven’s Part in the Great War - original CPGW book entry

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Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record:

HARRIS, Sergeant Charles Edwin, [Barnoldswick], Duke of Wellington’s Regiment, died from bronchial asthma, Feb.10, 1919.


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Sergeant Charles Edwin HARRIS

Sergeant Charles Edwin HARRIS

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)

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View Craven Herald Articles

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Craven Herald and Wensleydale Standard Logo

21 February 1919

BARNOLDSWICK – The late Ex-Sergeant Harris

On Saturday the remains of ex-Sergt. Chas. Edwin Harris who died on the 10th inst. At the age of 49 years, were laid to rest in Gill Cemetery. Deceased, who has served in the South African and Chitral campaigns with the South Lancs. Regt., was on the National Reserve at the outbreak of the present war, and re-enlisted in the Duke of Wellington’s Regt. in October, 1914. He was attached to the Headquarters’ Staff at Halifax until his discharge in June last, and acted as drill instructor for several months in the early part of the recruiting boom. Since leaving the Army he had been engaged on police duty at the National Filling Factory, Gainsborough, until compelled to come home on sick leave about a week prior to his death, which was due to bronchial asthma. Sergt. Harris was a native of St. Ives, Cornwall, but had lived in Barnoldswick over 20 years, and in pre-war days was an enthusiastic member on the committee of the Barnoldswick Football Club. He leaves a widow and two daughters.

28 February 1919

HARRIS – February 10th, at 31 Louvain Street, Barnoldswick, Charles Edwin Harris, late Sergt. Duke of Wellington’s Regt., (Halifax Depot), aged 49 years.


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