Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Arthur Hugh Harris

In memory of
Flight Lieutenant
Arthur Hugh Harris
January 3, 1945

Military Service:

Service Number:
J/13395
Age:
24
Force:
Air Force
Unit:
Royal Canadian Air Force
Division:
215 (R.A.F.) Sqdn

Additional Information:

Son of Harding Hay Harris and Catherine S. Harris, of Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada.

Commemorated on Page 522 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information:

Cemetery:
SINGAPORE MEMORIAL , Singapore
Grave Reference:
Column 455.
Location:
In the Far East at Singapore, the SINGAPORE MEMORIAL bears, on its columns, the names of over 24,000 soldiers and airmen of the British Commonwealth and Empire who have no known grave. The airmen whose names are inscribed on the Memorial died during operations over the whole of southern and eastern Asia and the surrounding seas and oceans. The SINGAPORE MEMORIAL stands in Kranji War Cemetery. The central avenue of the Cemetery rises gently from the Stone of Remembrance near the entrance, to the Cross of Sacrifice beyond which flights of steps lead to a terrace on top of a hill, on which the Memorial stands. Twelve wide columns bear the name panels and support a flat roof, which gives protection to the inscribed names and shade and shelter to the visitor. Rising through the roof in the centre, to a height of 24 metres, is a great pylon surmounted by a star. On a curved panel at the foot of this pylon are inscribed in English these words:
1939 - 1945 On the walls of this memorial are recorded the names of twenty-four thousand soldiers and airmen of many races united in service to the British Crown who gave their lives in Malaya and neighbouring lands and seas in the air over Southern and Eastern Asia and the Pacific but to whom the fortune of war denied the customary rites accorded to their comrades in death. Kranji War Cemetery is 22 kilometres north of the city of Singapore, on the north side of Singapore Island overlooking the Straits of Johore. It is just off the Singapore-Johore road (Woodlands road) at milestone 13 1/2 and there is a short approach road from the main road. The Cemetery is known locally as Kranji Memorial.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Photo of Arthur H. Harris – From the Sydney Academy Memorial booklet, published by the Student's Assembly in memory of former students who served during the Second World War.  The original pictures were supplied by the Sydney Post-Record and the booklet was compiled by Jack Wilcox, class of 1946 and Donald Trivett, class of 1947.
Additional Information courtesy of Floyd Williston:
F/L Arthur H. Harris, age 24, was killed when a 215 Squadron Liberator aircraft, in which he was the wireless air-gunner, lost a wing, and crashed while bombing the railroad at Badgkokmoulien, Malaya, There were no survivors. F/L Harris' name is inscribed on the Singapore War Memorial.
  • Letter from the Sydney Academy
  • Inscription

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