Remembering twenty-four-year-old Gunner Ernest Harris. He served in 3rd Field Regiment, Royal Horse Artillery, which was part of 7th Armoured Division, the famous 'Desert Rats'.
He was a professional soldier who had been in Palestine at the outbreak of the Second World War. He had also served in North Africa, where he was Mentioned in Despatches for his gallantry.
Gunner Harris landed in Normandy just after D-Day alongside the rest of the Division and served almost to the end of the Battle of Normandy.
Courtesy of the Council of the National Army Museum
Courtesy of Regis Biaux via www.inmemories.com
Army • GUNNER
Royal Horse Artillery
3rd Field Regiment
DIED 30 August 1944
SERVICE NO. 868355