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Lieut William Lawson Harris
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Birth: Sep. 27, 1892
East Riding of Yorkshire, England
Death: Jul. 30, 1916, France

Scottish soldier, born in Hull, England to Scottish parents and educated in Birkenhead and Glasgow. He trained as a marine engineer and was at sea when war broke out in August 1914. He returned from Singapore to join the Royal Scots Fusiliers, serving from February 1915. He was awarded a Military Cross after the Battle of Loos in 1915 (London Gazette June 2 1916), and was wounded and listed as missing in the attack on Guillemont while in command of C Company. Seventeen out of twenty officers were killed or wounded and 613 out of 750 other ranks were killed, wounded or captured. He was a former member of the Officer Training Corps of Glasgow High School and of Glasgow University. His ceremonial sword was inherited by a nephew who used it on active service in 6th Bn Highland Light Infantry from 1939 to 1945, with the hilt adapted.
 
 
Inscription:
3rd Bn Royal Scots Fusiliers
 
Burial:
Thiepval Memorial
Thiepval
Departement de la Somme
Picardie, France
Plot: Pier and Face 3 C.
 
Maintained by: Ronald Land
Originally Created by: International Wargraves ...
Record added: Nov 20, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 12437758
Lieut William Lawson Harris
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Lieut William Lawson Harris
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Lieut William Lawson Harris
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Doctus in se semper divitias habet
- les highton
 Added: Jul. 30, 2015

- laurinlaurin espie
 Added: Apr. 29, 2015
Remembered by the " old boys " of the Birkenhead Institute. RIP
- les highton
 Added: Jul. 7, 2014
 
 
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