HARRIS, William Thomas
(Service number 73504)

First Rank Lance Corporal Last Rank Private


Date 5 May 1896 Place of Birth Ealing, Canterbury

Enlistment Information

Date 14 January 1918 Age
Address at Enlistment South Street, Timaru
Occupation Plumber
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin Mrs Dianah HARRIS (mother), South Street, Timaru
Religion Church of England
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Unit, Squadron, or Ship 38th Reinforcements, D Company
Date 5 June 1918
Transport Remuera
Embarked From Destination Liverpool, Merseyside, England
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With Canterbury Infantry Regiment

Military Awards

Service Medals
Military Awards

Award Circumstances and Date

No information

Prisoner of War Information

Date of Capture
Where Captured and by Whom
Actions Prior to Capture
PoW Serial Number
PoW Camps
Days Interned
Liberation Date


Date 17 August 1919 Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

February 1919 reported dangerously ill

Post-war Occupations


Date 13 July 1966 Age 70 years
Place of Death
Memorial or Cemetery Timaru Cemetery
Memorial Reference General Section, Row 148, Plot 1242
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

William Thomas Harris was the son of Henry Harry and Dianah (née Bone) Harris. William was one of nine children including his oldest brother Henry, another brother Richard, and sister Elizabeth. With some siblings, he entered Timaru South School from Ealing in September 1902, leaving at the end of 1911 for work.

William enlisted in January 1918 and was discharged in August 1919, after the war had ended. He later married Mary


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [31 January 2019]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [01 February 2019]; Star, 20 February 1919 (Papers Past) [01 February 2019[; Timaru Cemetery headstone image (Timaru District Council) [01 February 2019]; School Admission record (South Canterbury Branch NZSG) [01 February 2019]; SCRoll web submission by C Harris, 3 September 2019

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