Contributed by: Carol, on 2008-11-05
|Year of Birth||1884|
|Year of Death||1918|
|Regiment||South Wales Borderers|
|Place of Wartime Residence||Powys|
Henry Harris was my great uncle. He enlisted in the Brecnock Battalion (C company Crickhowell) sometime in 1914, allocated number 2087. He departed from Southampton on 3 December 1914 for India. When he arrived at Bombay, the battallion was diverted back to Aden. In August 1915, they embarked for Bombay (Mumbai) and spent the rest of WW1 as a garrison battalion at Mhow. He was awarded the 1914/15 star, Bristish War medal and Victory medal.
In memory of my great uncle Henry Harris who enlisted in 1914 and was posted to India
My uncle sadly died on 24th October 1918 from influenza. He is buried in Mhow. His headstone reads "Sacred to the memory of No 200515 Lance Corporal Harris 1/1st Brecknockshire Bn S.W.B died at Mhow 24th Oct 1918 aged 24 years, Erected by his comrades.