Name: John Lewis HarrisRank: CorporalService No: F/40238 Regiment/Service: Carleton and York Regiment, R.C.I.C. Date of Birth:February 13, 1918Place of Birth:Comeau’s Hill, Yarmouth Co., NSDate of Enlistment:March 20, 1940Place of Enlistment:Aldershot, NSAddress at Enlistment:Little River Harbour, Yarmouth Co., NSAge at Enlistment:21Height: 5 feet, 5 inchesTrade:Farmer/FishermanMarital StatusSingleReligion:Roman CatholicNext of Kin:Mrs. Alma Boudreau (Guardian) Little River Harbour, Yarmouth Co., NSDate of Death: December 13, 1943 Age at Death: 25 Cemetery: Moro River Canadian War Cemetery (Italy)Grave Reference: II. G. 16. The 50th name on the WWII list of the Yarmouth War MemorialCommemorated on page 168 of the Second World War Book of RemembranceDisplayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on April 7Corporal John Harris was the son of Joseph A. and Annie Harris. Both pre-deceased him. He was the foster-son of Alma R. Boudreau, of Little River Harbour, Yarmouth Co., Nova Scotia. He was a brother to Irvin Harris (Gunner, aged 26 in 1943, serving with the 78 Battery, 13 Field Regiment, RCA overseas) and a half sister, Yvonne Martell (aged 16 in 1943 living in Cape Breton).He served in Canada between March 20, 1940 and July 15, 1940; in the United Kingdom between July 16, 1940 and September 11, 1943; and in Italy between September 12, 1943 and December 13, 1943.On September 6, 1943 Private Harris was promoted to Lance Corporal; however, he reverted to the rank of Private, as his request, on December 6, 1943. He was killed in action against the enemy during the attack on Ortona, Italy.