Geoffrey Mark Harris

Geoffrey Mark Harris

Birth
Bonnybridge, Falkirk, Scotland
Death 17 Sep 1942 (aged 21)
Kaufman County, Texas, USA
Burial Terrell, Kaufman County, Texas, USA
Memorial ID 7866653 View Source
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Harris was born on May 18th of 1921 in Bonnybridge, Falkirk, Scotland. His parents were Mr. and Mrs. Harry Harris. He served as Leading Aircraftman in the Royal Air Force in the Volunteer Reserve, and his service number is 923204. He was a cadet of the No. 1 British Flying Training School. At 7:00 p.m. on September 17th, 1942 a witness observed Harris’ plane jetting steeply from out of thick clouds and the young cadet jumping out and releasing his parachute for a safe landing. However, Harris is said to have collided with the tail of his aircraft in his attempt to escape, which sadly caused his death. Harris was only twenty-one years old. His remains lay to rest at the Oakland Memorial Cemetery and are honored and remembered there along with his fellow fallen cadets every year on Remembrance Day. Out of respect for Harris' Jewish heritage, members of the community place stones on his tombstone to show that his memory and service has not been forgotten.

Casualty of WWII, Geoffrey was a Leading Aircraftman in the Royal Air Force; Service No: 923204.

He was 21 and the son of Harry and F. Harris of Lytham, Lancashire, England


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In unfading memory of our darling Geoffrey peace to his sweet soul.'