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Herbert Edward Harris[1, 2, 3]

Male 1903 - 1978  (75 years)


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  • Name Herbert Edward Harris 
    Born 2 Feb 1903  Hersham Walton-on-Thames, Surrey, UK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Christened Hersham Walton-on-Thames, Surrey, UK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Baptism Hersham, Walton-on-Thames, Surrey Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation Aircraft fitter 
    _UID BAF481992A88854FB7C1BC49BCFE8F394D9D 
    Died 25 Sep 1978  Bracknell, Berks, UK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Easthampstead Cemetery Bracknell, Berks, UK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I518  Butcher Line - Main File
    Last Modified 26 Jan 2013 

    Father George William Harris,   b. 30 Apr 1866, Puttenham Surrey Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1938, Hersham, Walton-on-Thames, Surrey Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Mother Louisa May Flippance,   b. 1868, Guildford Surrey Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 May 1929, Hersham, Walton-on-Thames, Surrey Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years) 
    Married Bef 1895 
    Family ID F174  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Beatrice Maud Howlett,   b. 1 Feb 1906, Chiswick, Middlesex, UK Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Nov 1997, Heatherwood Hospital, Ascot, Berks Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years) 
    Married 22 Dec 1928  Hersham, Walton-on-Thames, Surrey Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. B.S. HARRIS
    Last Modified 31 Dec 2017 
    Family ID F178  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • 1 As a youngster, Bertie was very neat and dapper, and had the
      nickname 'the Dart,' with something of an eye for the girls.
      Originally a storeman at the local Hackbridge factory in Hersham, he
      had a couple of bad years with first a broken
      leg (football) and later a mastoid operation. In 1934 Bertie joined
      Vickers Aircraft Co at Weybridge and the later 1930s were probably his
      happiest years. Subsequently he spent nearly forty years in the
      aircraft industry, working on over 20
      different aircraft, from the biplane Hawker Hart, through wartime
      bombers such as the Wellington, to jet prop airliners like the
      Viscount, and pure jet aircraft such as the VC10. He finished his
      career as a skilled aircraft fitter in 1971
      working on the supersonic Concorde, but until that year had never
      flown on an aircraft.



      2 In a low level raid by Ju88s on 4 September 1940 on the Weybridge
      factory, Bertie was badly injured, being bodily thrown some thirty
      yards by an explosion beneath him. Although physically he recovered,
      he suffered personality disturbance
      for many years, only resuming his normal genial self in later life. In
      youth and early adult life he had been a very sociable man, a keen
      local footballer, a prize winning snooker player, and a skilled
      craftsman in wood and metal.



      3 Thoroughly extrovert, he was at his best in social circumstances; a
      member of the Comrades Club of Hersham in his youth, he always
      preferred going out to pubs and clubs to staying at home. Often this
      was with his two nearest brothers, George
      and Frank, with whom he always had an on-again off-again friendship.
      Not until retirement did this pattern change to a more sedentary
      existence. A heavy smoker in his early years, he was always prone to
      bronchitis, later contracting lung cancer



      4 Lived first at Rose Cottage, Burwood Road Hersham, moving to 58
      Queens Road, a Victorian semi-detached, after i was born. Finally in
      1977 we persuaded them to move next door to us in Bracknell - a good
      move, since Dad died just over a year
      later.

  • Sources 
    1. [S3] Imported GEDCOM file.

    2. [S2] Imported GEDCOM file.

    3. [S1] Imported GEDCOM file.