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132092   Private Thomas Harris
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 19/04/2017
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
Summary      
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.
Private Thomas Harris
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Thomas Harris was the son of George and Nancy Harris (nee Allen). Thomas was born in Moneymore on 29th October 1889.
The 1901 census lists Tommy Harris as age 11 living with the family at house 4 in Carrydarragh, Moneymore. George Harris was a farm labourer.
Family: George Harris, Agnes / Nancy Harris, Sarah Harris (born 10th September 1886), Agnes Harris (born 15th March 1887), Robert Harris (born 25th May 1888), Thomas Harris (born 29th October 1889), Mary Jane Harris (born 10th July 1891), Edward George Harris (born 2nd April 1894), Samuel Harris (born 9th May 1898, died 11th September 1898), Allen Harris (born 20th December 1900)
Thomas emigrated to Canada.
Thomas 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.
Canadian Attestion Papers - Thomas Harris 1/2
Canadian Attestion Papers - Thomas Harris 2/2
Private Thomas Harris was serving with A Company, in the 13th Battalion of the Canadian Infantry when he was killed in action in France and Flanders on 4th September 1916. He was 26 years old.
The Canadian Circumstances of Death Register records that Private Thomas Harris was killed in action on 4th September 1916. His unit was in trenches near Courcelette at the time.
From the Belfast Newsletter dated 14th October 1916:
Private Thomas Harris, Canadian Contingent, killed; brother of Mrs Thomas Crooks, Tulnagee, Moneymore.
The CWGC record Private Harris as the son of George Harris, and Agnes Harris (nee Allen) of Northern Ireland.
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Relevant Cookstown Area Locations
No Location Region Location Notes Longtitude Latitude
1 Carrydarragh, Moneymore Moneymore Census listing in Carrydarragh 54.698722 -6.705200
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 Thomas Harris Attestation Papers Canadian Military documents (32 no.)
Cookstown District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2010-2023