Harris, Arthur C

Poppy on a wooden cross

Age: 25
Date of birth: 1893

Parents: Thomas and Mrs Harris
Wife: Mrs A L Hodgkiss (formerly Harris)
Address: 57 Albert Street

Occupation:

Arthur was born in Banbury, Oxfordshire in about 1893. He was the eldest of five children. He had one brother Robert and three sisters Eva, Daisy and Olive.

By the census of 1911 the family were living at 57 Albert Street, Warwick.  Arthur’s father Thomas was a Master Coachbuilder and Arthur at the age of 18 was a milk deliverer.

Arthur married Annie Louisa Brown in 1914 in Warwick. They had a daughter also Annie Louisa born in 1914.

Annie went on to marry again to William Hodgkiss in 1919 and they had a daughter Violet, born in the same year. Annie died in Leamington Spa in 1974 aged 80.

Military Service

Rank & Number: Corporal, 19792
Regiment/Service: 6th (Service) Battalion, The Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire Regiment)
Brigade/Division: 58th Brigade, 19th Division
Date of death: Tuesday, June 12, 1917
Cause of death/Battle: Died of wounds
Commemorated/Buried: Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Belgium
Awards: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Commemorated locally at:

Arthur originally enlisted in Warwick into the Warwickshire Regiment but later joined the Wiltshire Regiment.  His mother was born in Wiltshire so perhaps this is the reason he joined the Wiltshire Regiment.

 

Contributors

  • Unlocking Warwick Research Group
  • Warwick Advertiser excerpt courtesy of Warwickshire County Record Office

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