Charles Albert Harris

Memorial: South Gloucestershire war dead not on a local memorial

Regiment: Royal Artillery

Medals: 1939–45 Star, War Medal 1939–1945

Rank and number: Bombardier 1645761

Parents: William Albert and Lilian May Harris

Marital status: Married

Home address: 34 Cottrell Avenue, Kingswood

Pre-war occupation: Carpenter and joiner

Date of birth: 11/04/1915

Place of birth: Bristol

Date of death: 01/05/1943

Buried/Commemorated at: No known burial site. Commemorated at Rangoon Memorial, Myanmar. Not commemorated on a local memorial

Age: 28

Further information:

Charles was born in Bristol. He married Irene Grace Tudor in 1938 and together they had one child.

Charles served with the 239 Battery, 44 Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment, Royal Artillery. Charles enlisted in the Royal Artillery in 1940 and was killed in action fighting against the Japanese in the Burma Campaign (January 1942 – 7 August 1945). The campaign was ultimately a victory for the allies but at a cost of 207,000 allied casualties. Charles's body was never found and the Rangoon Memorial where he is remembered commemorates nearly 27,000 Land Forces of the British Empire who died during the campaigns in Burma and who have no known grave.

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This information has been provided by Sarah Hands, Volunteer Researcher for the South Gloucestershire War Memorials Web Site.
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