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132092   Private Thomas Harris
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 03/04/2024
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 13th Battalion, Canadian Infantry (Canadian Army)
Date Of Birth: 20/10/1889
Died: 04/09/1916 (Killed in Action)
Age: 26
Thomas Harris was the son of George and Nancy Harris (nee Allen). Thomas was born in Moneymore on 29th October 1889. The family lived in Carrydarragh, Moneymore. Thomas emigrated to Canada. He enlisted in Montreal on 10th August 1915. He gave his next of kin as his younger brother, Allen Harris, who was also living in Montreal. Thomas gave his occupation as ‘driver’. He was 25 years old. Private Thomas Harris was serving with A Company, in the 13th Battalion of the Canadian Infantry when he died in France and Flanders on 4th September 1916. He was 26 years old.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: London Cemetery and Extension
  Longueval, Somme, 4
Grave Ref: Grave 5-D-22
CWGC Casualty 2945807
Longueval is a village 40 kilometres north-east of Amiens and 12 kilometres east-north-east of Albert, a town on the D929 road from Amiens to Bapaume and Cambrai. From the D929 direction Bapaume-Albert take the 2nd turning for Martinpuich and continue along the D6 direction Longueval, for 2 kilometres. London Cemetery and Extension will be found on the right hand side of the road.
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists Harris family Lists Tommy Harris as age 11 living with the family at house 4 in Carrydarragh, Moneymore
2 Canadian Great War Project Details of Private Thomas Harris
3 Canadian Virtual War Memorial Details of Private Thomas Harris including photo
4 Circumstances of Death Registers Details of Private Thomas Harris' death
5 Photo of Private Thomas Harris's grave
6 Thomas Harris Attestation Papers Canadian Military documents (32 no.)
Cookstown District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2010-2023