Son of Woolf & Phoebe Harris, born City of London 12 July 1852
Married age 21 to Rosa Gabriel of Prussia in Kimberly, Cape Colony, SA on 11 Oct 1873
Died age 90 in Kimberly, Cape Colony, SA 23 Sept 1942
1911 Invested as KCMG (Knight Companion of the Order of St Michael & St George)
1900 Invested as CMG (Companion of the Order of St Michael & St George)
Awarded VD, Cape Colonial Forces (Volunteer Officers Decoration)
Went to Diamond Fields in 1871
Became Lieutenant Diamond Fields Horse in 1876, promoted Captain 1878.
Mentioned in Despatches & Received South Africa Medal 1877-79 & clasps for service in Gaika and Galecka (26th September 1877 - 28th June 1878) & Griquas (24th April - 13th November 1878) campaigns.
Became Major in Kimberley Regiment in 1890.
Became Lieutenant Colonel commanding Griqualand West Brigade in 1896
Commanded the column that quelled the native rising in Bechuanaland (24th December 1896 - 30th July 1897) qualifying for Cape of Good Hope General Service Medal.
During 2nd Anglo-Boer 1899–1900 he commanded Kimberley Town Guard during its defence and was Mentioned in Despatches; made CGM in thanks.
Published his memoirs in the Book Pioneer, Soldier, and Politician 1931/32? Available online at http://www.angloboerwar.com/books/64-harris-pioneer-soldier-...
Member of Kimberly Club, Kimberly & Civil Service Club, Cape Town
Multiple Source including: Who Was Who, A & C Black, 1920–2008
Also see http://samilitaryhistory.org/vol106dh.html
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