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Name: John Lewis Harris Rank: Corporal Service No: F/40238 Regiment/Service: Carleton and York Regiment, R.C.I.C. Date of Birth: February 13, 1918 Place of Birth: Comeau’s Hill, Yarmouth Co., NS Date of Enlistment: March 20, 1940 Place of Enlistment: Aldershot, NS Address at Enlistment: Little River Harbour, Yarmouth Co., NS Age at Enlistment: 21 Height: 5 feet, 5 inches Trade: Farmer/Fisherman Marital Status Single Religion: Roman Catholic Next of Kin: Mrs. Alma Boudreau (Guardian) Little River Harbour, Yarmouth Co., NS Date of Death: December 13, 1943 Age at Death: 25 Cemetery: Moro River Canadian War Cemetery (Italy) Grave Reference: II. G. 16. The 50th name on the WWII list of the Yarmouth War Memorial Commemorated on page 168 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance Displayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on April 7 Corporal John Harris was the son of Joseph A. and Annie Harris. Both pre-deceased him. He was the foster-son of Alma R. Boudreau, of Little River Harbour, Yarmouth Co., Nova Scotia. He was a brother to Irvin Harris (Gunner, aged 26 in 1943, serving with the 78 Battery, 13 Field Regiment, RCA overseas) and a half sister, Yvonne Martell (aged 16 in 1943 living in Cape Breton). He served in Canada between March 20, 1940 and July 15, 1940; in the United Kingdom between July 16, 1940 and September 11, 1943; and in Italy between September 12, 1943 and December 13, 1943. On September 6, 1943 Private Harris was promoted to Lance Corporal; however, he reverted to the rank of Private, as his request, on December 6, 1943. He was killed in action against the enemy during the attack on Ortona, Italy.
John Lewis Harris
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