Other names: Reginald Henry Charles
Locations in this story: Farnham, DorsetFrance & FlandersTisbury, WiltshireGussage St Michael, DorsetPoole, Dorset
Story: Reginald Henry Charles Harris was born in Farnham, Dorset, on 25 Oct 1895 and baptised there on 29 Dec 1895 the son of Charles Harris and Edith Emily Harris (nee Hiscock). He lived most of his life, apart from Military Service, in the Farnham area. He enlisted with the Dorsetshire Regiment as a Private (Service No. 16352). He is thought to have served in France and Flanders with the 6th Battalion and at some time had been attached to the Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry. He had received a gunshot wound to his left thigh and also had become somewhat deaf (which was attributed to his service conditions). As a result of his injury etc. he was declared unfit for further service and discharged on 18 Feb 1920. He was awarded the Victory and British War Medals. His marriage to Emily Dorcas Witt was recorded at the Tisbury, Wiltshire, Registry during 1921. By the time of the 1939 Register he was living at No. 9 Gussage St Michael, Dorset, working as a Farm Labourer. His death was recorded in the Poole, Dorset, Registry in 1979. His brothers, Francis George Harris and Walter James Harris, also served but both regrettably died during the conflict.