|Sgt Charles E Harris|
3/12228 Sgt. Charles Edwin Harris, 3rd Bn. Duke of Wellington’s (W.Riding) Regt.
Charles Harris was born at near St.Ives, Cornwall in 1870. He spent 13 years pre-war service with the 1st Battalion East Lancashire Regiment in South Africa and India amongst other locations.
After becoming time expired, he settled into life as a weaver in Barnoldswick, Yorkshire, though he had also worked as a gardener.
Harris enlisted in the reserve battalion of the West Riding Regiment on 20 October 1914 and was immediately promoted to sergeant.
Harris saw no overseas service during the war, but remained at the regimental depot at Halifax, Yorkshire engaged in a training and administration capacity.
On 7 June 1918 Harris was discharged from service as no longer fit on after suffering from "bronchitis and asthma brought on by war service".
Charles Harris was buried in Barnoldswick.
10 February 1919 died of an illness.
Research by David O'Mara.