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VC1032    Thomas James Harris

Name   Thomas James Harris   No.   358   POSTHUMOUS

VC Issue No.   1032   Awards   VC     MM

Regiment   Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regiment, 6th Battalion

Later   The Queens Regiment

Now   Princess of Wales's Royal Regiment

Rank VC Won    Sergeant

Rank End Of Career  Sergeant

Place Of Birth   Manor Terrace, 79 High Street, Halling, Kent, England

Place Of Death   Morlancourt, France

Buried/Location Ashes   Dernancourt Communal Cemetery Extension, 4km south of Albert, Somme, France


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone   Headstone (CWGC)    Plot/Grave no.   Plot 8, Row J, Grave 20

Gazetted   22 October 1918

VC Presented   23 November 1918  by King George V, Buckingham Palace, London, England to his parents, William and Sarah Harris


P  Headstone, Dernancourt Communal Cemetery Extension, 4km south of Albert, Somme, France

P  Named on War Memorial, Halling, Kent

Named on War Memorial, St John the Baptist Church, Halling, Kent

P  Memorial Plaque, Thomas Harris Close, Halling, Kent

P  Thomas Harris Close, Halling, Kent

By The Way…

The nickname for the Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment was the Dirty Half Hundred

VC Held By

Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regiment Museum, Maidstone Museum & Art Gallery, St Faith's Street, Maidstone, Kent, England



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BORN   30 January 1892

DIED   9 August 1918  AGE   26

VC Won   9 August 1918   AGE   26

Place VC Won   West of Morlancourt, France

War/Campaign   First World War 1918

The First World War