CEF Soldier Detail

Private Simon Peter Harris
Died: September 27, 1918

Regimental Number:
772281
Survived War:
No
Force:
Army
Regiment:
Canadian Infantry
Battalion:
1st Battalion
Company:
Place of Birth:
Barton, Derbyshire
Country:
Next of Kin:
Miss Ethel McClary, Friend, 63 Murray Street, Brantford, Ontario
Address at Enlistment:
Date of Birth:
August 15, 1892
Trade or Calling:
Farmer
Marital Status:
Single
Prior Military Experience:
Not Specified
Place of Enlistment:
Cathcart, Ontario
Date of Enlistment:
December 2, 1915
Age at enlistment:
23
Height:
5 Feet 2 Inches
Chest:
34 1/2 Inches
Expansion:
1 Inches
Religion:
Baptist
Enlisted or Conscripted:
Enlisted
Saw service in:
Europe    
Cause of Death:
Died in War, unknown cause
Battle Died/Wounded:
Date of Death:
September 27, 1918
Age at Death:
26
Buried at:
Sains-Les-Marquion British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France
Plot:
I. A. 8.
Commemorated:
 
Prisoner of war:
No
Interned:
Gender:
Male
Ethnic Origin:
Caucasian
LAC Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 4096-29
Canadian Virtual War Memorial
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Rank Regiment Unit Company
Private Canadian Infantry 1st Battalion
Images
Pte. Simon Peter Harris, Barnardo Boy

The following appeared in the Lethbridge Herald 02 May 1916:

Pte. S. P. Harris, 125th battalion, stationed at Brantford, has been notified by British lawyers that owing to deaths in war he is the next heir to an English earldom.  According to the story he tells, the earldom with 900 acres, is now held by his maternal uncle, seventy-six years of age.  Harris was a Barnardo boy, and with slight prospects until the war came and the heirs met their fate.