Roy Harris (GC)
|Roy Thomas Harris|
1 August 1902|
|Died||18 August 1973
|Years of service||1939–1945|
Mentioned in Despatches
Roy Thomas Harris, GC (1 August 1902 – 18 August 1973) was a British Army soldier and an Air Raid Precautions officer who was awarded the George Cross for the "conspicuous gallantry" he displayed in defusing unexploded bombs that had fallen on Langdale Road in Thornton Heath, Surrey, during the Second World War.
On the night of 17/18 September, a Luftwaffe bombing raid had resulted in a number of unexploded devices being found at a school on Langdale Road in Thornton Heath, Surrey. Harris proceeded to the school to defuse the bombs and save the school from certain destruction.
The King has been graciously pleased to approve the award of the George Cross to: –
Roy T. Harris, Staff Officer, A.R.P. Engineers Service, Croydon.
For conspicuous bravery in carrying out dangerous duties.
- Hissey, Terry – Come if ye Dare – The Civil Defence George Crosses, (2008), Civil Defence Assn (ISBN 9780955015328)