Private Richard Harris – Afghanistan

“On Monday we were informed that a past pupil Private Richard Harris had died while serving our country in the NZ Army in Afghanistan.

Richard was a pupil from 1995 to 1999 when he left with his mother to live in Rarotonga. Yesterday our school held a short remembrance ceremonyand lowering of our school flag to ½ mast in respect of Private Richard Harris and his connections to our school and district. He was, as has been described on TV, a happy, friend of many type character and in recent years attended a School Calf Club with his mother and niece Acacia, who was also a past pupil.

Our sympathy and respect go out to Sandra Harris, Acacia and all their
family.

A service will be held at the Patumahoe Rugby Club on Sunday.”

SOURCE: Patumahoe Primary School newsletter 22 August 2012

We all share in the loss of these young men and woman and add our sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Private Richard Harris,
Corporal Luke Tamatea and Lance Corporal Jacinda Baker.

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