|North Staffordshire Regiment||24674|
|East Lancashire Regiment||29218|
|Royal Defence Corps||71657|
|Royal Engineers||W.R. 343579|
Charles was born in 1879. Before joining the army he worked as a stone dresser. He died on 14th June 1918 while serving with the Inland Water Transport unit of the Royal Engineers, and is buried at Newport (St Woolos) Cemetery.
Medal Roll Index Cards
He was awarded the Victory and British War Medals.
27 July 1918
Further details regarding supper Charles William Harris, RE of Whatstandwell whose death was reported last week are to hand. Sapper Harris was admitted to the third General Western Hospital, Newport, Mon. on 11th July, suffering from pneumonia following influenza. He succumbed the following Sunday. Sapper Harris, who was 39 years of age and being in the Army over two years, six months of which was spent in France. He was badly gassed and was invalid to England, and after recovery was engaged on naval constructional work. His remains were buried at Newport cemetery on Thursday with military honours, and a party of the Red Cross staff bearers. His brothers, Messieurs, Thomas and Joseph Harris attended the funeral.
|Name||HARRIS CHARLES WILLIAM|
|Regiment/Service||Corps of Royal Engineers|
|Unit||Inland Water Transport|
|Date of Death||14/06/1918|
|Casualty type||Commonwealth War Dead|
|Grave/Memorial Reference||25. 173.|
|Cemetery||NEWPORT (ST. WOOLOS) CEMETERY|
Charles Harris headstone in St Woolos Cemetery
Soldiers' Effects Book
Charles William Harris; RE; Sapper WR/343579; died at Cardiff 14.7.18; War Gratuity £9 10s 0d; paid out to:
25.11.18 mother Hannah £9 7s 8d
25.11.18 guardian Arthur Green £1 11s 3d for children of dead sister Annie
2.1.20 mother Hannah £8 3s 0d
25.2.20 Arthur Green £1 7s 0d
Charles Harris's brother Samuel Harris is also on the Roll of Honour.
|William||Harris||Head||54||Gritstone quarryman||Crich Carr|
|Emily||Harris||daughter||24||Grocers assistant||Crich Carr|
|Charles W||Harris||son||21||Stone mason||Whatstandwell|
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|William||Harris||Head||64||Stone dresser||Crich Carr|
|Charles William||Harris||son||31||Stone mason||Crich Carr|
|Thomas||Harris||son||28||Stone dresser||Crich Carr|
|Samuel||Harris||son||26||Stone dresser||Crich Carr|
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