East Knoyle War Memorial

Albert John Harris

Surname: Harris
Other names: Albert John
Other people in this story:
Frederick George Harris
Emily Harris nee Burt
Locations in this story:
Semley, Wiltshire
France & Flanders
Guards' Cemetery, Lesboeufs, Somme, France
Holloway, East Knoyle, Wiltshire
Salisbury

Story:
Albert John Harris was born in 1892 in Semley, Wiltshire. He was the son of Frederick George Harris, a Garden Labourer, and Emily Harris (nee Burt). At the time of the 1911 Census he was single, working as a Labourer and living at 2 Holloway, East Knoyle, Wiltshire. He enlisted in Salisbury as a Private in the 2nd Battalion of the Coldstream Guards (Service No. 10884). He served in France & Flanders and was awarded the Victory, British War and 1914 Star medals and clasp. He died on 16th September 1916 and was buried at Guards' Cemetery, Lesboeufs, Somme, France (grave id. XIII.L.2). He is remembered on the East Knoyle War Memorial.

Images:
  • Names on East Knoyle War Memorial

Links to related web content / sources:
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
The National Archives