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Soldier – Harris, Harry – Killed in Action

June 1917

Mexborough and Swinton Times June 30, 1917.

Lance Corporal Harry Harris
(York and Lancaster)

of Derwent cottages, Bolton on Dearne, was killed in action on June 2.

His parents have received the following letter from Captain JA Mansfield:

“Your boy’s death has been a great blow to me personally, as is been in my company since the early days in England, and was beloved by all the officers and men for his cheerful performance of duty.

It was only a few days ago that he was telling me of the loss of his brother. I feel that no words of mine can help you in the double bereavement, but pray that God will help you. Your boy was hit while digging in a shallow trench, and died immediately.

It will be us some comfort you to know that he suffered no pain.

His life in France was one that endeared him to all, and his death leaves a gap that it will be impossible to fill.”

From C.W.G.C.:

Rank: Lance Corporal
Service No: 2467
Date of Death: 02/06/1917
Age: 21
Regiment/Service: Yorkshire Regiment 13th Bn.

Grave Reference: VI. G. 21.
Additional Information:
Son of George and Esther Harris, of 25, Station Rd., Bolton-on-Dearne, Rotherham.