Ken Harris

Born – St.Woolo`s, Newport, 15th November 1885

Died – Etaples, Pas-de-Calais 15th May 1917

Ken Harris appeared twice for Glamorgan during 1913, with the all-rounder making his debut during early August in the Minor County fixture against Monmouthshire at Newport, before later that month appearing in the county’s side which met Sir Harry Webb’s XI at the Arms Park. He scored 36 against Monmouthshire and showed great promise for the future.

He was the fourth son of Edward and Mary-Anne Harris who owned Walnut Tree Farm at St. Brides Wentloog – at the time one of the largest dairy farms in South Wales. Sadly, Edward died when Ken was nine so, after leaving school, the youngster helped his older brothers and mother run the farm which supplied fresh milk to both Newport and Cardiff.

The young farmer enlisted in Newport as a Private in the 7th East Yorkshire Regiment but tragically was killed in a gas attack by German forces on the Regiments base at Etaples in May 1917. His bodied is buried in the Aubigny Communal Cemetary