The Soldier's Details

Surname:
Harris
First Name:
Charles Henry
Nick Name:
Chas
Rank:
Private
Regimental #:
WX7851
Company:
'A' Company, No. 4 Platoon.
Enlisted:
13.08.1940
DOB:
20.05.1914
Place of Birth:
Picton Junction, Western Australia
Father's Name:
Edward Harris
Mothers's Name:
Ellen Curley Harris
Religion:
Church of England
Pre-war Occupation:
Farrnhand
Memorial:
Epitaph, Labuan Memorial, Panel 18, Age 31.
Singapore:
Selarang Camp Changi
Force:
'B' Force Borneo
POW#:
797
Cause of Death:
Malaria
Place of Death:
Sandakan No. 1 Camp.
Date of Death:
27.05.1945
Buried:
No. 2 Cemetery, No. 1 Camp Sandakan.

General Description

The Harris family were living at Boyanup when son Charles Harris enlisted in 1940.  He was unmarried, aged 25 years.  It was two years before his sister learned he had been captured and was a POW.

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Standing L-R: Brothers Roy Harris (not 2/4th) Charles Harris.  Front Row L-R Back: Left Roy Cox (not 2/4th) and possibly Harry Delaporte WX8011 (Lost South China Sea 12/9/1944 with Rakuyo Maru Party, Kumi No. 37

 

Two sisters of Charlie Harris married 2/4th mates.  Myrtle May Harris married Harry Delaporte WX8011 and sister Ellen Bertha Harris married Claude Knott WX 7616 (Fairbridge)

Delaporte, Knott and Harris were all in ‘A’ Company.

‘HARRIS, Private, CHARLES, WX7851. A.I.F. 2/4 M.G. Bn. Australian Infantry. 27th May 1945. Age 31. Son of Edward and Ellen Curley Harris, of Boyanup, Western Australia. Panel 18, Labuan Memorial Malaysia’

HARRIS CHARLES
West Australian Newspapers August 1945

 

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Camp Locations:

  • Selarang Camp Changi - Singapore
  • Sandakan - Borneo ***
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