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Hamilton Snow Harris

In memory of:

Captain Hamilton Snow Harris

July 1, 1916

Military Service


Age:

25

Force:

Army

Unit:

Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regt.)

Division:

13th attd. 11th Battalion

Additional Information


Son of Mr. and Mrs. Graham Harris, of "Little Court", 80 Grand Drive, Raynes Park, London, England.

Commemorated on Page 571 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

BLIGHTY VALLEY CEMETERY
Somme, France

Grave Reference:

III. H. 2.

Location:

Authuile and Aveluy are villages 4 kilometres north-east of the town of Albert. The BLIGHTY VALLEY CEMETERY is situated in a valley half way between these two villages on the D151 (Cemetery is signposted on exit of Aveluy direction Authille). The BLIGHTY VALLEY CEMETERY is on the eastern side of the road D151 and access is 500 metres by grass pathway (unfit for cars).

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Grave marker– This is the headstone of Capt Harris in Blighty Valley CWGC, France. I am trying to trace any relative of Capt Harris as his headstone was the inspiration for my novel about the Great War. Kind regards Paul
  • Newspaper Clipping
  • St Thomas (Anglican) Church– St. Thomas (Anglican) Church, Huron St., Toronto, Ontario.   The octagonal 
Baptistry (1917) houses a central baptismal font, and also serves as a World 
War One memorial for the war dead of this parish. The room includes stained glass windows by the Bromsgrove Guild. These show images of medieval knights, St. Michael the Archangel and St. George, and a wounded soldier in a circa 1914-1918 military uniform standing among red poppies.  Individually inscribed wooden war memorial panels line the walls.  Each panel includes the name of a war casualty in gilt lettering with rank, unit and date of 
death.
  • War Memorial Window– One of the sets of War Memorial stained glass windows in the St. Thomas 
Church Baptistry.
  • Memorial– A detail of the memorial panel dedicated to Captain Hamilton Snow Harris.  Located in the St. Thomas Church Baptistry, Toronto, Ontario.

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