William Edgar Harris1

M, #1644, b. 10 Nov 1890, d. Dec 1983
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FatherGeorge William Harris1 b. between 31 Mar 1865 and 30 Mar 1867, d. before 29 Sep 1939
MotherAlice Emily Davis2 b. 30 Nov 1864
     William Edgar Harris was born on 10 Nov 1890.3,4 He was the son of George William Harris and Alice Emily Davis.1,2 His birth was registered in the Dec 1890 quarter in the Stratford registration district.5 As of 3 Sep 1919, William Edgar Harris lived at Kelsale, Suffolk, England.1 He married Elsie Elizabeth Gooding, daughter of Herbert Gooding and Charlotte Atkins, on 3 Sep 1919 in St. Mary Magdalene, Debenham, Suffolk, England; a further witness was Robert Gooding.1 William Edgar was a member of in 1928 in War Memorial Institute; Hon. Secretary.6 As of 15 Oct 1938, William Edgar Harris and Elsie Elizabeth Gooding lived at School House, Debenham, Suffolk, England.7 As of 29 Sep 1939, William Edgar Harris lived at The School House, Debenham, Suffolk, England.4 As of 7 May 1944, William Edgar Harris and Elsie Elizabeth Gooding lived at Kerry's Cottage, Debenham, Suffolk, England.8 As of 7 May 1945, William Edgar Harris and Elsie Elizabeth Gooding lived at The School House, Debenham, Suffolk, England.9 William Edgar Harris died in Dec 1983 in Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk, England, at age 93.3

Children of William Edgar Harris and Elsie Elizabeth Gooding

  • William H Harris16
  • Margaret E Harris16
  • Alice Mary Harris16
  • Helen May Harris16

Census

DateHead of HouseholdHousehold
5 Apr 1891George William HarrisWilliam Edgar Harris was listed as a member of the household of George William Harris in the 1891 census in 15 Evesham Road, Old Stratford, Warwickshire, England. Other people in the household include Alice Emily Davis.10
31 Mar 1901George William HarrisWilliam Edgar Harris was listed as a member of the household of George William Harris in the 1901 census in 3 York Terrace, Saxmundham, Suffolk, England. Other people in the household include Alice Emily Davis, Alice May C Harris and Kenneth Jno Harris.2
2 Apr 1911William Edgar HarrisHe was listed in the 1911 census in San Luis, Northumberland Avenue, Manor Park, Wanstead, Essex, England. In the houseold of Frank Sholts Nicholls.11

Military History

  • Between 1940 and 1945 William Edgar Harris was a Chairman and served in the Debenham Parish Invasion Committee.12
  • Between 1940 and 1945 William Edgar Harris was a Private in Churchill's Secret Auxiliary Unit, in the Debenham Patrol.13

Occupation

DateOccupation
2 Apr 1911Elementary School Teacher, County Council11
3 Sep 1919School Master1
26 Apr 1925Schoolmaster14
1928Schoolmaster & Correspondent to the "East Anglian Daily Times"15
1928Headmaster6
20 May 1928School Master14
29 Sep 1939Headmaster (Council School). Head Warden ARP4
Last Edited=22 Apr 2016

Citations

  1. [S35] Microfilm of the Marriages of St. Mary Magdalene, Debenham, 1754 to 1899 (Suffolk Record Office, unknown film number).
  2. [S3] Online image of the 1901 Census for England & Wales (1901 Census - England & Wales, http://www.ancestry.co.uk) "Enumeration District : 14."
  3. [S17] General Record Office Indexes to Deaths, 1837 - 2005 (General Register Office) "Dec 1983 Bury St. Edmunds 10 2338."
  4. [S624] Unknown record type for unknown location, 29th September, 1939 (The National Archives, RG 101) "unknown cd."
  5. [S11] General Record Office Indexes to Births, 1837 - 2005 (General Register Office) "Dec 1890 Stratford 6d 563."
  6. [S539] Suffolk County Handbook, 1928 (Suzie Morley, unknown repository reference) "unknown cd."
  7. [S229] Unknown record type for unknown location, 1938/39 (Suffolk Record Office, 170/114) "unknown cd."
  8. [S228] Unknown record type for unknown location, May 1945 (Suffolk Record Office, unknown repository reference) "unknown cd."
  9. [S288] Unknown compiler, compiler, East Suffolk Woodbridge Division, Register Of Electors - May 1945 (n.p.: n.pub., May 1945), Parish of Debenham, Civilian Residence Register. Hereinafter cited as Register Of Electors - May 1945.
  10. [S16] Online image of the 1891 Census for England & Wales (1891 Census - England & Wales, http://www.ancestry.com) "Class: RG12; Piece: 2478; Folio: 17; Page: 27; GSU roll: 6097588."
  11. [S2] Online image of the 1911 Census for England & Wales (1911 Census - England & Wales, http://www.ancestry.co.uk) "Class: RG14; Piece: 9604; Schedule Number: 82."
  12. [S231] Debenham Invasion Committee Records, Debenham Invasion Committee Records, 1940-1945, Debenham (Suffolk Record Office, FB47/A5/2) "unknown cd."
  13. [S282] Evelyn Simak & Adrian Pye, Churchill's Secret Auxiliary Units In Norfolk & Suffolk (n.p.: Lavenham Press Limited, 2013). Hereinafter cited as Churchill's Secret Auxiliary Units In Norfolk & Suffolk.
  14. [S36] Microfilm of the Baptisms of St. Mary Magdalene, Debenham, 1754 to 1899 (Suffolk Record Office, unknown film number).
  15. [S152] Kelly's Suffolk Directory, 1929 (Suzie Morley, unknown repository reference) "unknown cd."
  16. [S11] General Record Office Indexes to Births, 1837 - 2005 (General Register Office).