Private 39918 Thomas Harris

Killed in Action on Sunday, 5th November 1916, age 20.
Commemorated on Pier and Face 5 A and 6 C of Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.

10th Bn., Worcestershire Regiment. 57th Brigade of 19th Division.
Formerly 4893 South Staffordshire Regiment.

Son of Maria Harris, of 7, Wood St., Tipton, Staffs, and the late Thomas Harris.
Born: Tipton, Enlisted: Tipton, Resident: Unknown.

First landed France & Flanders, post 31st December 1915.
Medal entitlement: British War Medal, Victory Medal.
Soldier's Papers at National Archives did not survive.

Commemorated on the Tipton Library Memorial.
Commemorated here because he appears on a Tipton memorial.

Link to Commonwealth War Graves Site: www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/789787/

Genealogical Data

1901 Census
1 Court 2 House, Wood Street, Tipton, Staffs.
Alfred Harris (38, General Labourer, born Tipton), his wife Maria (34, born Tipton), and their 5 children: Lizzie (14, born Tipton), Phoebe (10, born Tipton), Emmie (8, born Tipton), Thomas (6, born Tipton), and George (2, born Tipton).

1911 Census
7 Wood Street, Tipton, Staffs.
A (Alfred) Harris (47, Labourer at Blast Furnace, born Tipton), his wife M (Maria) (44, born Tipton), and 3 of their 6 surviving children of 11: T (Thomas) (16, Groom and Horse Driver, born Tipton), G (George) (10, School, born Tipton), and S (Sarah) (4, born Tipton).

Personal Data

None Available.

Action resulting in his death

Still to be researched. Contact me if required.

Newspaper Cuttings

Birmingham Daily Post 8th December 1916
The following casualties amongst warrant officers, non-commissioned officers, and men are reported under various dates:
WORCESTERSHIRE REGIMENT.- Harris, 39918, T., (Tipton).