Harris, Wilfred Ernest

Age: 19
Date of birth: 1899 (Q2)

Parents: John Richard and Elizabeth Annie Harris
Address: 19 Friars Street


At the time of the 1901 census, John and Elizabeth Harris were living at 2/4 Market Street, Warwick with six children: Beatrice (12), John (10), Alfred (8), Violet (5), Wilfred (1) and baby Miriam. Wilfred and Miriam had been born in Warwick but John, Alfred and Violet were all born at Chipping Campden. John Snr. was a fish merchant on his own account.

At the time of the 1911 census, the family was living at 19 Friars Street. Elizabeth was the head of the household and is registered as a fish hawker on her own account. She is listed as married rather than widowed. There were six surviving children at that point and all were living with their mother: Beatrice, John, Fred, Violet, Wilfred and Lily (4). The eldest 4 were working, as domestic servant, hotel porter, groom and a worker in an Agar Factory, respectively. Wilfred and Lily were at school.

Warwick Advertiser 18th May 1918

Military Service

Rank & Number: Rifleman, S/36407
Regiment/Service: 2nd/10th County of London Battalion, London Regiment (Hackney)
Brigade/Division: 175th Brigade, 58th Division
Date of death: Thursday, April 25, 1918
Cause of death/Battle: Died of wounds
Commemorated/Buried: St Pierre Cemetery, Somme
Awards: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Commemorated locally at: St Pauls Church


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

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