HARRIS, George Albert
(Service number 78242)

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Date 10 July 1891 Place of Birth Invercargill

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Holme Station, Timaru
Occupation Mechanic
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Married. One child
Next of Kin Mrs G. A. HARRIS (wife), C/o A. Reid, Pages Road, Timaru
Religion Methodist
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Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

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Date 8 October 1952 Age 61 years
Place of Death Waimate
Memorial or Cemetery Waimate Lawn Cemetery
Memorial Reference Row 10 (Methodist)
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

George Albert Harris was the son of Richard and Sarah (née Hughes) Harris, the eleventh child in a family of seventeen. Richard and Sarah are buried at Timaru. George married Jane Elizabeth Emery on 8 November 1915 at Timaru. Their son, George Francis Harris, was born on 12 January 1917 at Timaru. Late in 1917 he was selected by lot from the First Division and called up. His brother David Gordon Harris was called up also and saw service at the Front.


Timaru Herald, 4 December 1917 (Papers Past) [08 August 2015]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [21 December 2019]; Waimate Lawn Cemetery headstone transcription [22 December 2019]; School Admission record [28 December 2019]

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