Tributes paid to D-Day hero Wally Harris who died aged 93

Published: 19 Jun 2014 17:300 comments

A DECORATED war hero who was part of the D-Day landings died on the day he was due to return to Normandy.

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Wally Harris, from Crown Wood, was a craftsman with the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (REME) and landed on Gold Beach on June 6, 1944, as part of the Allied invasion.

The 93-year-old had been due to return to Normandy last Thursday on a four-day trip with the Westminster Dragoons in a private jet as part of the 70th anniversary, but sadly died the same day of terminal stomach cancer.

His funeral - with full Military Honours will take place at The Garrison Church of St. Eligius, in Tope Road, Arborfield, on Friday, June 27. It will start at 3pm and will be followed by a cremation at Easthampstead Park Cemetery and Crematorium, at 4.30pm.

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