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Private Harold James Harris (242410)

1/8th Bn, The Worcestershire Regiment, 144th Brigade, 48th Division, T.F., B.E.F.

Cap badge of the Worcestershire Regiment

Malvern Commemoration: Malvern Library

Burial/Commemoration: Tyne Cot Memorial

Nature of Death: Killed in action on the Steenbeek, Flanders 17/8/1917

Age: 24

Next of Kin: Son of James Silus and Eileen Anne Harris of Yew Tree Cottage, The Rampings, Longdon.

Previous Employment: At Messrs Tipping and Morris, Lyttelton House, Malvern

Pte Harold J Harris (formerly employed at Messrs Tipping and Morris, Lyttelton House, Malvern) who was a member of the Worcestershire Yeomanry [1] when War broke out was killed by a shell at the same time as an officer whose servant he was. He was killed in action during actions on the Steenbeek, near Langemarck at the opening of the Passchendaele Offensive [2].

This officer is thought to be 2/Lieut John Guilding who is also recorded as having died on 17th August 1917.

Malvern News 22/9/17


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[1] Worcestershire Yeomanry: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Queen%27s_Own_Worcestershire_Hussars

[2] Steenbeek, near Langemarck at the opening of the Passchendaele Offensive: http://www.malvernremembers.org.uk/war-diary-entry/the-battle-of-langemarck-passchendaele-16-18817-in-front-of-st-julien-near-ypres-belgium

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