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

69FLK - James Harris

James Harris was born on the 26th May 1882. In the local paper of 1911 a report was made of a James Harris receiving a Mayor of Folkestone’s medal for valour when he was helped by two other people on a sprat boat rescue of three men on another sprat boat that had capsized off the Warren Folkestone.

In 1919 he was on the ship “Amelia Rose” when it was mowed down by an American War ship in the channel and he was killed. At the time of his death, he wasn’t married and was living with his brother Frederick and family at 1, Bates Alley, Folkestone.

Courtesy of Pam Dray


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