Harris ...

The entries for people & families with the surname Harris are gathered together in this SideTrack.

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Harris, Albert EdwardRef 474-1246
[1899-1917] Son of Ann Elizabeth & Thomas Charles Harris of 19 Upper Oxford Street, Brighouse.

During World War I, and he served as a Pioneer with the Royal Engineers Signals.

He died 4th May 1917 (aged 18).

He is remembered on the Savona Memorial, Italy, and on Brighouse War Memorial

Harris, C.Ref 474-866
[1???-19??] Curate at Brighouse [1942-1944]

Harris, Rev C. H.Ref 474-3311
[19??-19??] He was Vicar of Christ Church, Barkisland. In 1949, he was appointed to St James's, Thornton

Harris, Edward James FrankRef 474-497
[1919-1944] Son of Lily A.. & Arthur Harris of Chichester.

Born in Chichester.

In [Q2] 1942, he married Mildred Tones in Halifax.


  1. Barbara A. [b 1942]

They lived at 15 Illingworth Road, Halifax.

During World War II, he enlisted [March 1939], and served as a Sergeant with the Royal Artillery.

He served in France & Belgium.

He died of wounds [23rd February 1944] (aged 25).

He was buried at Taukkyan War Cemetery, Burma [Grave Ref 5 F 4].

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Harris, Rev Edwin T.Ref 474-3351
[18??-19??] Minister at United Methodist Free Church, Sowerby Bridge [1885]

Harris, Frederick GeorgeRef 474-503
[1890-1914] Born in Deptford.

He married Edith E..

They lived at 21 Haigh Street, Halifax.

During World War I, and he served as a Private with the 2nd Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He was killed in action [11th November 1914] (aged 24).

He is remembered on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium [Grave Ref 59].

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance.

In [Q3] 1919, Edith married (2) George E. Farnell in Halifax

Harris, HaroldRef 474-1518
[1919-1940] Son of Lily & John Wilfred Harris of Ripponden.

During World War II, and he served as a Private with 2 Field Bakery Royal Army Service Corps.

He died 17th June 1940 (aged 21).

He is remembered on the Dunkirk Memorial, France [Grave Ref 141], and on Ripponden War Memorial

Harris, HarveyRef 474-398
[1884-19??] Born in Halifax.

He was a house painter [1911].

In 1903, he married Edith Mary Maude Sykes in Halifax.

Edith Mary Maude was the daughter of
John Sykes


  1. Victoria May [b 1904]
  2. Mable [b 1909]

They lived at

  • 15 Stead Street, Halifax [1911]
  • 85 Rhodes Street, Halifax [1917]

Harris, HenryRef 474-2
[1865-1???] Son of Henry Harris [1831-19??], shepherd.

Born in Welford-on-Avon, Warwickshire.

He was an engineer [1901] / a stoker & engineer for picker manufacturer [1911] / a fire beater for E. Lord, Gauxholme Mill [1921].

He married Jane [1874-19??].

Jane was born in Settle


  1. William Henry
  2. Thomas Edward [1895-1918] who was an invalid (formerly a  picker maker) [1911]
  3. James Arthur [b 1897] who was a picker maker [1911];  Private James Arthur Harris was in hospital with wounds to his  right thigh [1916]
  4. Alfred [b 1899] who was a half-time worker for picker  manufacturer [1911], a picker maker for Thomas & John Walton,  picker works, Stonewood Mill [1921]
  5. Lydia Mary [b 1904] who was a cardroom rover for Luke Barker & Sons, cotton manufacturer [1921]
  6. John [b 1906] who was a cotton spinning doffer for  Luke Barker & Sons, cotton manufacturer [1921]
  7. Robert [b 1907] who was a cotton spinning doffer for  Luke Barker & Sons, cotton manufacturer [1921]
  8. Alice [b 1908] who was a cotton cloth weaver for Fielden Brothers, cotton manufacturers [1921]
  9. Emily [b 1912]
  10. Emma [b 1914]
  11. Ellen [b 1916]
  12. Jane [b 1918]

They lived at

  • Inchfield Farm, Todmorden [1901]
  • Rake-head Barn, Walsden, Todmorden [1911]
  • 1 Kilnspring, Rochdale Road, Todmorden [1916]
  • 280 Rochdale Road, Todmorden [1921]

Harris, IestynRef 474-2804
[1976-] Born in Wales. Rugby league player. He has played for England, Warrington, Leeds, Bradford and Featherstone He lives in Todmorden

Harris, JamesRef 474-3952
[1???-18??] Recorded in 1855, when he was a Methodist minister in Sowerby Bridge. It was also noted that

Brother Harris shall reside at Stainland

Harris, JessicaRef 474-3818
[1981-] Actress.

Born in Halifax

Harris, JohnRef 474-3917
[18??-1???] Beerhouse keeper at the Royal Hotel, Halifax [1882].

In July 1882, he went into liquidation

Harris, JohnRef 474-3503
[18??-19??] Master of the Halifax Workhouse [1905]

On 16th November 1905, he married Lilian Bertha Williams, the matron at the Workhouse

Harris, LewRef 474-330
[18??-19??] Tailor's apprentice who worked in the USA and returned to England to establish Harella in London in 1919. He moved to Halifax in the 1940s

Harris, Colonel R. H. W. H.Ref 474-1772
[18??-19??] CB.

He lived at Park Crescent, Sowerby Bridge [1905]

Harris, Rev S.Ref 474-3043
[18??-18??] Curate at Brighouse [1851]

Harris, Rev StanfordRef 474-2927
[18??-18??] MA.

He was educated at St Edmund Hall Oxford, and was Chaplain to the West Riding Debtors' Gaol, and the Halifax Union House before becoming Stipendiary Curate at Parish Church of St Martin, Brighouse [1851]

Harris, William HenryRef 474-1055
[1865-19??] Born in Loughton, Buckinghamshire.

He was a municipal gas works labourer [1911].

Around 1885, he married Mary Ellen [1866-19??].

Mary Ellen was born in Norland


  1. Elizabeth [b 1886] who married James Edward Abbott
  2. Arnold [b 1891] who was an assistant overlooker [1911]
  3. Emily [b 1894] who was a spinner [1911]
  4. Herbert [b 1896] who was a bobbin doffer [1911]
  5. Alice Lena [b 1900]
  6. Nellie [b 1906]

They lived at 22 Copley Terrace, Copley, Halifax [1911]

Harris, William HenryRef 474-711
[1893-1916] Son of Henry Harris.

Born in Cragg Vale.

He was a member of St Aidan's Church, Walsden, where he was a  bellringer / a picker maker [1911] / a picker maker for Thomas & John Walton at Stoneswood Mill [1916].

He lived at Walsden.

During World War I, he enlisted in Todmorden [May 1916] and served as a Private with the 10th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He was sent to France [September 1916].

He was killed in action in France [5th October 1916].

The Todmorden & District News [27th October 1916] reported his death with a photograph

Private William Henry Harris, West Riding Regiment, was killed instantly by a shell on the 5th of October, aged 23

He is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial, France [Grave Ref 6A & 6B], and in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance


Harris surnameRef 474-1
There are 19 entries on the Calderdale Companion for people with the surname Harris, as discussed in this SideTrack.

Unattached BMDs for Harris

Marriage 1873


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