HARRIS – John 97th Regiment 1st Battalion

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97th Regiment Ulster

Land Application South Perth

NameHARRIS – John
Regiment (s)97th Regiment 1st Battalion
Regiment Number (s) 30
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
2nd April 1824 / 18 years 32 days / New Sarum (Salisbury) Wiltshire England
Description – Height
5 Ft 5½ in
Fair / Grey / Sandy / Right thumb partially disabled by whitlow
Overseas Service/DurationEast Indies – 11 years 32 days
Mediterranean including Corfu – 7 years
Length of Service24 years 130 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 8th August 1848 / Chatham Kent England
Campaign MedalsNone
Intended Residence at
Not stated
Pension Districts1848 Trowbridge
1850-1869 Western Australia
Pension Paid1/0d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
4th March 1850 Portsmouth Hampshire England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
SCINDIAN 1st June 1850
Date/Place of Birthc1806 Pewsey Wiltshire England
Date/Place of BaptismNot yet known
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
SiblingsNot yet known
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
UNKNOWN Charlotte
Date/Place of MarriageNot yet known
Children by 1st WifeWilliam B Not yet known
M NOONAN Mary 10th August 1853 Perth WA
D 7 May 1906 buried at Arthur River (Saint Paul) Anglican Cemetery, Western Australia
Daughter of EPG William Noonan
Father of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Mother of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Land Grants Western
Assigned Location P14 South Perth
Occupation after
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesPerth Gazette 14th June 1850
Departure from Western
Not applicable
Date/Place of Death/Burialbur 1st March 1869 Williams Western Australia
Not yet known
Date/Place of Death/Burial
1868 Western Australia
Will or ProbateNone known
Further Information5-10km south of Arthur River is a brick chimney preserved on the eastern side of Albany Highway, all that remains of the homestead of some Harris descendants. In a field a few hundred metres away, on the western side of the highway, a memorial to five of William Harris & Mary Noonan’s children who died in three separate tragedies. The memorial is labelled ‘The Harris Five’ and is located near to where three of the children drowned in the creek. These five children would have been grandchildren of both the EPGs Harris and Noonan.