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   Lieutenant Eric Wallace Harris
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 21/05/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 213rd Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery (British Army)
Died: 04/11/1917 (Died of Wounds)
Age: 20
Eric Wallace Harris was the only son of William Wallace Harris and Gertrude May Harris. Eric was born in Dublin about 1897. His father was a solicitor. Eric was educated at Avoca School, Blackrock and then at Trinity. He was a keen sportsman and played for Leinster hockey team. He joined the Officer Training Corps and gained a commission in Royal Garrison Artillery. Lieutenant Harris was recommended for special acts of bravery on three separate occasions, and only a few weeks before his death he was offered his Captaincy, but preferred to remain with his old battery. He was attached to 213th Siege Battery when he was seriously wounded in early November 1917. He died of his wounds on 4th November 1917.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery
  Poperinghe, West-Vlaanderen, 2
Grave Ref: Grave 21-H-13
CWGC Casualty 144528
Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery is located 12 Kms west of Ieper town centre, on the Boescheepseweg, a road leading from the N308 connecting Ieper to Poperinge. From Ieper town centre the Poperingseweg (N308) is reached via Elverdingsestraat, then over two small roundabouts in the J. Capronstraat. The Poperingseweg is a continuation of the J. Capronstraat and begins after a prominent railway level crossing. On reaching Poperinge, the N308 joins the left hand turning onto the R33, Poperinge ring road. The R33 ring continues to the left hand junction with the N38 Frans-Vlaanderenweg. 800 metres along the N38 lies the left hand turning onto Lenestraat. The next immediate right hand turning leads onto Boescheepseweg. The cemetery itself is located 2 Kms along Boescheepseweg on the right hand side of the road.
Local Memorial Details

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1 Stewartstown Cenotaph - WWI Stewartstown
2 Donaghenry Church Of Ireland Roll Of Honour WWI Stewartstown
Local Institute / Local Book Details

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1 Cookstown War Dead Book WW1 227
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists Harris family 1901 census lists Eric Wallace as age 3 at house 19 in Church Hill, Naul Road, Glasnevin, Dublin
2 1911 Census lists Dr Hugh Harris Uncle of Lieutenant Eric Wallace Harris
3 1911 Census lists Harris family 1911 census lists Eric Wallace as age 13 at house 1.4 in Avoca Avenue, Blackrock, Dublin
4 1937 Reading Room, Trinity College, Dublin Edward Wallace Harris listed on this memorial
5 Photo of Lieutenant Eric Wallace Harris's grave
6 Irish Life - Our Heroes Brief details including photo
7 Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery Information on Lieutenant Eric Wallace Harris including grave photo
8 National Archives UK Medal card can be purchased here
9 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Lieutenant Eric Wallace Harris's grave can be purchased here
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