Chaplain 4th Class (Captain) The Reverend GEORGE ALEXANDER HARRIS (photo added)

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Rank Chaplain 4th Class (Captain)
Forenames The Reverend GEORGE ALEXANDER
Surname HARRIS (photo added)
Initials G A
Place of Birth Unknown
Date of Birth Unknown
Date of Death Tuesday, 06 June 1944
Age 34
Nationality Unknown
Residence or Entered Service From SOLIHULL, WARWICKSHIRE, UNITED KINGDOM
Service Number unknown
Force Canadian Army
Service/Corps/Regiment Canadian Chaplain Service
Unit / Ship / Battalion / Squadron 1 Canadian Parachute Battalion, (6th Airborne Division)
Regiment/Unit attached to 1 Canadian Parachute Battalion, (6th Airborne Division)
Military Honours and Awards
Place of Burial/Commemoration RANVILLE WAR CEMETERY
Roll of honour
Grave/Memorial Location VA. C. 6.
Previous Place(s) of Burial Unknown
Epitaph
Family Details SON OF ALFRED AND BLANCHE CLARINDA HARRIS, OF SOLIHULL, WARWICKSHIRE.

Additional Information

Bachelor of Arts (BA).

 

Commonwealth War Graves Commission records state that The Reverend GEORGE ALEXANDER HARRIS died on Wednesday 7th June 1944. However, an eyewitness account by Tom O'Connell, states that he was killed on the morning of Tuesday 6th June 1944, as a result of his parachute failing when it became intangled with the parachute of another paratrooper.

 

 

Obituary for Chaplain 4th Class
The Reverend GEORGE ALEXANDER HARRIS.1

 

 

References
1. Photographs and information, unless otherwise credited, kindly provided by Hugo Mitchell.

 

Acknowledgements and Credits
Source of original data: Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Headstone photograph: Carl Shilleto
Cross marker photograph:  
Individual photograph: Hugo Mitchell.
Additional photographs provided by: Hugo Mitchell and Carl Shilleto.  
Additional information provided by: Hugo Mitchell.

 

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What other people have said

Brampton, Ontario

Margaret Gaunt

Rest in peace ... you are remembered with honour and gratitude ... your brothers Joseph and Charles are also remembered.

On Thursday, December 18, 2014