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Soldiers – Harris Brothers – Brave Bolton Brothers – 2 Killed; 1 Decorated

August 1917

Mexborough and Swinton Times August 18, 1917

Brave Bolton Brothers
Two Killed; One Decorated

Mr and Mrs George Harris, of 25, Derwent Cottages, Bolton on Dearne, have given to the army three sons, two of whom have fallen and a third has been decorated for bravery.

All three before enlistment were miners at Hickleton Main.

Lance Corporal Harry Harris (Yorkshire Regiment), who enlisted in October 1915 and went to France in June 1916, was killed in action in June 1917.

Lance Corporal Thomas Henry Harris (York and Lancaster) enlisted in August 1914, and took part in the landing at Sulva Bay. Subsequently saw service in Egypt and France and was killed in France in September 1916.

Corporal George Benjamin Harris (R.A.M.C) has been awarded the Military Medal for conspicuous bravery in attending to wounded under heavy fire, and bearing them off the field after the sergeant, under whose direction he was working, had been severely wounded. He is serving in France, and has come unhurt through several severe engagements.

From C.W.G.C.

Harry Harris

Rank: Lance Corporal
Service No: 24673
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.

Thomas Harris

Rank: Lance Corporal
Service No: 11052
Date of Death: 28/09/1916
Regiment/Service: York and Lancaster Regiment 6th Bn.
Panel Reference: Pier and Face 14 A and 14 B.