David George Harris

Air Gunner, 100 Squadron
Service number 1603373
Died 24 March 1944
Buried Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery, Germany
Age 21

Headstone Inscription
‘THERE IS A LAND WHERE THOSE WHO LOVED WHEN HERE, SHALL MEET TO LOVE AGAIN’


David was born in 1923 in West ham, Essex to Jack and Edith née Coules. David had two brothers Jack and James. In 1939, the family were living 56 Minster Way, Hornchurch. David’s father Jack was a ladies hairdresser, his brother Jack was secretary to a chief engineer and David and his brother James were at school.

David was an air gunner on Lancaster ND642 which departed RAF Grimsby on a night operation to Berlin. The aircraft was shot down by a night fighter and crashed 8 Km north of the town of Ellenburg in the Rhineland. Apart from David the rest of the crew were Welshmen.