From our ‘Family histories’ section: The Harris Family: ‘James Harris and his Wife Katherine Harris’: Courtesy of Pam Dray

67FLK - Frederick William Harris

Frederick William Harris was born on the 26th April 1884 at 6, North Street, Folkestone. He was the third child of James Harris and Kate Sanders and like his Father he was also a fisherman.

He married Daisy Louise Milton in 1908 and they lived at 1, Bates Alley, Folkestone. From an obituary in the local paper it turns out Frederick was the skipper of “The Masterpiece “(FE 145) and previously the skipper of “Golden Sunset “(FE 79). He attended St Peter’s school until he was 12 then went to join the fishing fleet. During the First World War, he served on the paddle steamer “Golden Eagle” which took British troops to France.

Courtesy of Pam Dray


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