HARRIS, George Francis

Known as: 
Geordie Lad
Rank: 
Lance Corporal
Regiment/Corps: 
Border Regiment
Service: 
Army
Service number: 
3601406
Born: 
Saturday, October 5, 1918
Died : 
Wednesday, June 24, 1992
George Harris enlisted and was posted to the 6th Bn., The Border Regiment before being attached to 520 Petrol Unit, RASC. 
 
On the 26th April 1940 he volunteered for and was attached to No 10 Independent Company and embarked with them for overseas duty, sailing to Freetown, Sierra Leone and returning to the UK via Dakar and Gibraltar a month later.
 
When No 10 Independent Company was disbanded, those who volunteered were posted to the Holding and Training Wing at the then STC Achnacarry. He was then attached to No 4 Commando. Promoted LCpl in 1944, he participated in all their major operations in the war.
(Sources: LCpl Harris Army Service Record and No 10 Ind.Coy. War Diary.)
 

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