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Re: William John Harris missing records
« Reply #9 on: Sunday 09 August 20 19:18 BST (UK) »
Following up ShaunJ's clue, leads to a possible.  M2/148079 Private William John Harries Army Service Corps. Medal card http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/D2559570

Silver War Badge - discharged sick 13 Sep 1916 - card not found

BUT also William J Harries M2/265246 ASC

Neither so far identifiable to place/birth etc.

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Re: William John Harris missing records
« Reply #10 on: Sunday 09 August 20 21:09 BST (UK) »
Running with the Harries idea
Daily Herald, 21 April 1927, ocr text with gueses
REQUEST TO CORONER Things have been very hard against me. I have had bad luck(?), wrote William John Harries, a London tram conductor, before committing suicide at Mumbles, Swansea. At the inquest yesterday the coroner said Harries lied written to him that (he) should write to the manager of the company and ascertain why he had been dismissed... seemed to think that someone had a grudge against him. A verdict of Suicide was returned

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HARRIS, WILLIAM  JOHN     
Age at Death (in years):  36 
GRO Reference: 1927  J Quarter in GOWER  Volume 11A  Page 1048

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Re: William John Harris missing records
« Reply #11 on: Sunday 09 August 20 21:14 BST (UK) »
More newspaper coverage in April 1927 as Harris

The body of William John Harris was recovered from the sea at the Mumbles yesterday. Harris, who was about 35 years of age, is believed have been a native of Dowlais, but he had been staying at Morriston, Swansea, during the past week.

MUMBLES MYSTERY. FRESH CLUE FOUND BY THE POLICE.
In connection with the mysterious drowning of a Dowlais man, William John Harris, at Bracelet Bay, Mumbles...


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Re: William John Harris missing records
« Reply #12 on: Monday 10 August 20 06:22 BST (UK) »
Running with the Harries idea
Daily Herald, 21 April 1927, ocr text with gueses
REQUEST TO CORONER Things have been very hard against me. I have had bad luck(?), wrote William John Harries, a London tram conductor, before committing suicide at Mumbles, Swansea. At the inquest yesterday the coroner said Harries lied written to him that (he) should write to the manager of the company and ascertain why he had been dismissed... seemed to think that someone had a grudge against him. A verdict of Suicide was returned

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HARRIS, WILLIAM  JOHN     
Age at Death (in years):  36 
GRO Reference: 1927  J Quarter in GOWER  Volume 11A  Page 1048

This is  my relative .
Devon; Winsor, Elliott, Rattenbury, Blackler, Knapman, Earle, Rich
Monmouthshire, area of Machen, Harris
Monmouthshire; pontypool area, Morgan & HP Jones a baptist minister
Norfolk; Cater, Flood, Margerson, Woodcock, Darsley.
St Twynnells area of Pembrokeshire and Cole & Lewis
Northumberland; Davison, Godsmark, Ford, Crackett
Lewis, Cole & Beavan families from Boughrood & Glasbury in Radnorshire

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Re: William John Harris missing records
« Reply #13 on: Monday 10 August 20 16:22 BST (UK) »
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Following up ShaunJ's clue, leads to a possible.  M2/148079 Private William John Harries Army Service Corps. Medal card http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/D2559570

Silver War Badge - discharged sick 13 Sep 1916 - card not found

BUT also William J Harries M2/265246 ASC

Neither so far identifiable to place/birth etc

There is a 1919 army medical record for a J Harries #265246 in ASC MT.  Age 34 so we can rule out that one.

Army papers have survived for the other one (#148079) https://www.ancestry.co.uk/imageviewer/collections/1114/images/miuk1914a_084701-01486
and they show that he was aged 20 on enlisting in 1915 and that his mother was Elizabeth. So we can rule him out too.

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