HARRIS, Gordon Roy
(Service number 3/3357)

First Rank Private Last Rank Private


Date 12 January 1896 Place of Birth Timaru

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment 3 Walton Street, Sydenham, Christchurch
Occupation Clerk
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin Henry Richard HARRIS (father), Orbell Street, Highfield, 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 26th Reinforcements (First Draft, New Zealand Medical Corps
Date 9 June 1917
Transport Willochra
Embarked From Destination
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With NZ Medical Corps

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 Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations

Clerk; music teacher


Date 24 October 1971 Age 75 years
Place of Death Timaru
Memorial or Cemetery Timaru Cemetery
Memorial Reference General Cemetery, Row 46, Plot 5
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Gordon Roy Harris was born on 12 January 1896 at Timaru, the older son of Henry (Harry) Richard and Alice Margaret (née Wright) Harris. He was educated at Washdyke School, going on to the and High School in 1910. Gordon was in hospital in January 1918, his reported as a severe case. He married Sadie Ellen Scales in 1931. Gordon died on 24 October 1971 at Timaru and is buried with his parents in the Timaru Cemetery.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [30 May 2020]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [30 May 2020]; School Admission record (South Canterbury Branch NZSG) [30 May 2020]; Timaru Herald, 2 February 1918 (Papers Past) [10 January 2016]; Timaru Cemetery headstone image (Timaru District Council) [30 May 2020]; NZ Electoral Rolls ( [30 May 2020]

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