Topic: Alfred John Samuel Harris (1888-1917)
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.
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.
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).
Military personnel file (Archway - Archives New Zealand).
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