Captain Roy Thomas Harris GC

The Queen's Royal Regiment, Croydon Home Guard

Captain Roy Thomas Harris GC

His year of birth was believed to be 1903 and he died at Wolverhampton on 18th August 1973. He was a member of the Queen's Royal Regiment Home Guard battalion in Croydon.

At the time of his award Roy Harris was a member of Croydon ARP Engineers’ Service. He was awarded the George Cross for dismantling unexploded bombs at Langdale Road School, Thornton Heath, Surrey, on 18th September 1940. The problem was a new one to Captain Harris who at that time was Chief Combustion Engineer to Croydon Corporation.

He showed conspicuous bravery in dealing with these exceptionally dangerous devices. He later joined The Royal Engineers and attained the rank of Lieutenant Colonel.




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