Other names: Berkleley William
Locations in this story: Motcombe, Shaftesbury, DorsetWhiteparish, Salisbury, Wiltshire
Story: Berkeley William Harris was born in Motcombe, Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 26 Mar 1900 and baptised there on 21 Apr 1900 the son of Sydney John Harris and Sarah Ann Harris (nee Doggrell). He lived his early life in Knap Hill, Motcombe, and later at Guests Farm, Motcombe, where his father farmed. He had enlisted with the Royal Air Force on 1 May 1918 as a Private (Class 2) (Service No. 175132). He later transferred to become a Pilot (Learner) but his service was ended for no known reason and he was discharged on 30 Jul 1918. He married Flora Winifred Alice Maidment at Motcombe, Dorset, on 17 Oct 1936. By the time of the 1939 Register he was living at Brickworth Down Farm, Whiteparish, Salisbury, Wiltshire, described as a Farmer. His death was recorded in Whiteparish on 14th Sep 1974 and he was buried at All Saints Church, Whiteparish. His brother, Arthur Enos Harris, also served in the conflict.