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Chief Stoker J. C. T. Harris, Royal Navy, who was awarded the B.E.M. and M.I.D. for his services with H.M.S. Fortune operating from Gibraltar as part of Force H during the Second War

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Chief Stoker J. C. T. Harris, Royal Navy, who was awarded the B.E.M. and M.I.D. for his services with H.M.S. Fortune operating from Gibraltar as part of Force H during the Second War

Africa General Service 1902-56, 1 clasp, Somaliland 1920 (K.57661. J. C. T. Harris, Act. Sto. 1. Cl. H.M.S. Clio.) suspension claw loose; Royal Navy L.S. & G.C., G.V.R., 3rd issue, coinage head (K,57661 J. C. T. Harris. S.P.O. H.M.S. Rochester.)

B.E.M. London Gazette 1 July 1941.

M.I.D. London Gazette 29 July 1941:

‘Services under enemy bombardments and air raids.’

John Charles Traylen Harris was born in Cambridge, in November 1896.

He served with the Royal Navy, advancing to Stoker Petty Officer in January 1932 (awarded L.S. & G.C. in June 1934). Harris advanced to Chief Stoker in October 1936, and continued to serve during the Second War. He served with H.M.S. Fortune (destroyer) from August 1938, and with her as part of Force H operating from Gibraltar during the early stages of the war (B.E.M. and M.I.D.).
Harris transferred to H.M.S. Cormorant (Naval Station at Gibraltar) in July 1941.
Condition – Worn, Good Fine