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Robert Hugh Harris

In memory of:

Second Lieutenant Robert Hugh Harris

September 28, 1916

Military Service


Force:

Army

Unit:

Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regt.)

Division:

11th Bn. attd. 8th Bn.

Additional Information


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

Burial Information


Cemetery:

THIEPVAL MEMORIAL
Somme, France

Grave Reference:

N/A

Location:

The Thiepval Memorial will be found on the D73, off the main Bapaume to Albert road (D929).

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Photo of Robert Hugh Harris– Robert Hugh Harris, Second Lieutenant, West Riding Regiment. Robert was the son of Edward Charles & Emily Charlotte Harris, of Bryn Towy. He was commissioned into the West Riding Regiment, and was posted to their 8th Battalion, attached to the 34th Brigade, 11th (Northern) Division. On the 1st July, 1915 the Division sailed from Liverpool, landing at Alexandria, before moving on to Mudros, completing concentration by the 28th July, 1915. They landed at Suvla Bay, Gallipoli on the 7th August, 1915 and remained there until the evacuation on the 21st December, 1915, when they moved to Egypt. During July 1916 the Division landed at Marseilles, and then spent remainder of the war on the Western Front, fighting at the Battle of Flers-Courcelette during the Somme Offensive, and it was around this time that Robert was killed, on the 28th September, 1916. He was 39 years old, and is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, as his grave could not be identified after the war.

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