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Name: Charles Harris

Burial Number: 0332

Gender: Male

Occupation: Army Officer

Born: 26/10/1832

Died: 02/02/1900

Buried: 05/02/1900


Charles was born in Oakford, Devon, the son of Charles and Catherine Alice. He was baptised in Oakford on 26th November 1832 and again at the age of 11 at St Peter’s church, Eaton Square, Pimlico on 6th June 1844. The family were living at 88 Ebury Street at the time and Charles Snr was described as a gentleman. In 1856, Charles joined the Royal Elthorne Light Infantry Regiment of Essex as an ensign. He was sent to South Africa and in September of that year, transferred to the Cape Mounted Riflemen. In May 1861, Charles was promoted to Lieutenant. He purchased a Captaincy in 1868. In 1872, Charles moved to India and transferred to the 17th Foot (Leicestershire Regiment). The following year he was back in South Africa and transferred to the 24th Foot (Warwickshire Regiment). In 1874, Charles retired from the army. No record of returning to England before his marriage. On 21st April 1897, Charles married Louisa Wall at St Nicholas church, Brighton. Both gave their address as Grand Parade, Eastbourne. Charles died on 2nd February 1900 at 105 Marine Parade, Worthing. No probate. Louisa moved to Sutton, Surrey to live with her brother Thomas. She died in 1936.

Researcher: Carol Sullivan

The Grave

Photograph of headstone for Charles Harris

Location in Cemetery

Area: EB Row: 5 Plot: 20

Exact Location (what3words): rope.down.deeper

Ashes or Urn: Unknown



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In loving memory of my dear husband Charles Barrington Harris Late Captain 24th Regiment died Feby 2nd 1900 aged 63 years "Blessed are the pure in heart for they shall see God" And in loving memory of his wife Louisa who died April 14th 1936 aged 84 years

Further Information


Name: Charles Harrington Harris

Gender: Male

Born: 26/10/1832

Town: Oakford

County: Devon

Country: England


Maiden Name: Not applicable

Marriage Date: 21/4/1897

Spouse First Name: Louisa

Spouse Last Name: Wall

Town of Marriage: Brighton

County of Marriage: Sussex

Country of Marriage: England

Information at Death

Date of Death: 02/02/1900

Cause of death: Unknown

Address line 1: 105

Address line 3: Marine Parade

Town: Worthing

County: Sussex

Country: England


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Personal Effects

Money left to others: No value recorded

Current value of effects: Not calculated

Census Information


In South Africa


In South Africa

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