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Harris, Henry Lionel

2nd Lieutenant H. Lionel Harris who died of wounds 2 December was the 2nd son of the late Henry Graham Harris of the late firm of Bramwell and Harris, Consulting Engineers, Westminster and Mrs Graham Harris, Raynes Park, Surrey. Born August 2, 1882, prep school at Brighton, age 14 entered King's College School. In 1901 he went to King's College later studied engineering at Rugby for 9/12. He entered the firm of Branwell and Harris in England and afterwards worked for them abroad. In March 1910 he visited the Argentine employed by W. T. Henleys Telegraph worked in the laying of new cables for the Western Telegraph company. Later he started on his own account as Contracting Engineer and in June 1912 married Bertha Grace, 4th daughter of Mr and Mrs Cassels of Buenos Aires and Hampstead. When war broke he left Argentine on November 6, 1914 and in January joined the University of London Officers Training Corps obtaining a commission in the Royal Engineers on March 4 and left for the front on September 27. He leaves a widow, two daughters and a son. The Times Dec. 11, 1915

Biographical

Surname(s)Harris
First name(s)Henry Lionel
Date of birth2 August 1882
Family details

Second son of Mr Henry Graham and Mrs Harris of Raynes Park

Previous educationPrep School at Brighton; King's College School
CollegeKing's College London and/or King's College London Hospital
Dates at college1901
Dept / courseFaculty of Science
Military unitRoyal Engineers,105th Field Coy
War / conflictWorld War One (1914-1918)
CampaignsFrance and Flanders Sept. to Dec. 1915
Decorations / medalsMentioned in Despatches
Date of death1 December 1915
Rank at deathSecond Lieutenant
Cause of deathWounded when in command of a Working Party near Armentieres on 28 November 1915. Died of wounds after amputation of leg.
Burial placeBailleul Communal Cemetery Extension
Commemoration(s)King's College Chapel
Sources

King's College London Archives; Commonwealth War Graves Commission; The Times; University of London O.T.C. 1914-1918

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