Topic: Alfred John Samuel Harris (1888-1917)

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Tauranga farmer Alfred John Samuel Harris was killed in action in France on 7 June 1917. Article researched and written by Debbie McCauley.

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Alfred John Samuel Harris was born in Brunnerton on 19 December 1888. His parents were Alfred George and Jane Harris (nee Pender). Alfred George worked in a Tauranga Diary Factory.

Alfred was as a farmer and a Tauranga Mounted Rifles Volunteer.

Alfred John Samuel Harris (1888-1917)

He enlisted in World War One on 8 April 1916 (Service No. 15368 - Rifleman) and served in the New Zealand Rifle Brigade.

Alfred was killed in action in France on 7 June 1917. He was aged 28.

Alfred John Samuel Harris (1888-1917)


Bay of Plenty Times (2 July 1917).

Bay of Plenty Times (11 October 1918).

Clement, Christine (2013). Te Puke and District World War One Memorial (pp. 68-70).

Cenotaph (Auckland War Memorial Museum).

Messines Ridge (New Zealand) Memorial.

Military personnel file (Archway - Archives New Zealand).

New Zealand War Graves Project.


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Alfred John Samuel Harris (1888-1917)

Note:Service Number: 15368
First Names:Alfred John Samuel
Last Name:Harris
Date of Birth:19 December 1888
Place of Birth:Brunnerton
Country of birth:New Zealand
Date of death:7 June 1917
Place of death:France
Fathers name:Alfred George Harris
Mothers name:Jane Pender
Military Service:World War I (1914-1918)