HARRIS, David Gordon
(Service number 28882)

First Rank Private Last Rank Private


Date 5 March 1893 Place of Birth Invercargill

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Morgans Road, Timaru
Occupation Farm hand
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status
Next of Kin R. HARRIS (father), Morgans Road, Timaru
Religion Methodist
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 18th Reinforcements, J Company
Date 11 October 1916
Transport Tofua
Embarked From Destination Plymouth, Devon, England
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With Canterbury Infantry

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 12 June 1917 Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations


Date 22 October 1962 Age 69 years
Place of Death Waimate
Memorial or Cemetery Waimate Lawn Cemetery
Memorial Reference
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

David Gordon Harris was the son of Richard and Sarah (née Hughes) Harris, the twelfth child in a family of seventeen. Richard and Sarah are buried at Timaru. David was educated at Kennington School in Southland before moving to Waimataitai School, Timaru, in mid 1905. David married Ivy COLWILL in 1919. His brother George Albert Harris also enlisted for World War I.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [28 December 2019]; NZ BDM Indexes (department of Internal affairs) [21 December 2019]; School Admission record (South Canterbury Branch NZSG) [28 December 2019]; Waimate Lawn Cemetery headstone transcription [28 December 2019]

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