Edward Harris

Date of death
18 Sep 1916 {Age 47}
Place of death

World War 1

WW1 Serial No
WW1 Rank
WW1 next of kin
Mrs Margaret Harris (wife), 19 Dyer's Pass Road, Christchurch, New Zealand
WW1 embarkation body
9th Reinforcements
WW1 embarkation unit
Canterbury Mounted Rifles, C Squadron
WW1 last unit
New Zealand (Maori) Pioneer Battalion

Comments (1)

EDWARD HARRIS, son of WILLIAM CHAMBERS HARRIS (former Archdeacon of Akaroa) and ANNE MATILDA LOUISE SANDERS.  Married MARGARET CAMPBELL, at St Quentin’s Church, Duntroon, Nth Otago, on 18 June 1902 (usual residence for both given as Otekaieke). 



1:     ?  -1878,  Rugby School, England.                                                                                                       2: 1879-1888,  Christ’s College, Prefect,  XV

3: 26 Aug 1905-7 Oct 1910, Captain, Geraldine Mounted Rifle Volunteers

4:  Managed properties, including Station Peak, for ROBERT CAMPBELL & SONS

5: 1903-11, with wife and family, managed brother-in-law’s property, “Marchwood”, South Canterbury.  ??; went to England 1910 (according to army records, reasons unknown)

5: 1903-15,  Sheepfarmer, “Whare Kure”, in Pleasant Valley, Geraldine. [note: spelled ‘Wharekuri’ on his personal letterhead paper]

6: Enlisted 10 Sep 1915, arrived Suez 12 Feb 1916, posted to Pioneer Maori Battalion 11 Mar 1916, 9 Apr 1916 embarked at Alexandria for France: 

7: Wounded 16 September 1916 in battle of Somme, died of wounds at casualty clearing station in the field, 18 September 1916. Buried in Dernancourt Communal Cemetery Extension.  Received a posthumous Mention in Dispatches from Field Marshal Sir Douglas Haig, 4 Jan 1917.