Percy Harris

Percy Harris

Name: HARRIS Percy

Date of Birth: 13 July 1914

Birth Location: South Bunbury

Also Known As:

Age at Burial: 76 years

Date of Death: 1 December 1990

Death Location: Bunbury

Date of Burial: Cremated Bunbury 4 December 1990. Interred Capel Cemetery 22 January 1991.

Denomination: Seventh Day Adventist

Row/Grave: Row 4 / Grave 31

Grave Transcription: Headstone for wife Ruby Florence Harris. Percy Harris – Unmarked

CDCP Grave Marker: Grave Marker with Plaque, placed by CDCP volunteers,  24 May 2023 (image below).

Father: Frederick Charles Harris born: 25 August 1879 Yokanup. Died: 18 January 1955 Buried Capel Cemetery.

Married: 27 December 1899 Bunbury.

Mother: Maud Jane House born: 1878 Jarrahdale. Died: 9 July 1946 Buried Capel Cemetery.

Grandfather (Father): Charles Thomas Harris born: 27 November 1855 Died: 5 July 1929 Buried Capel Cemetery.

Married: 1878 Bunbury

Grandmother (Father): Anna Ellen Delaporte (nee House) born: 14 August 1849 Wonnerup. Died: 19 June 1911 Buried Capel Cemetery.

Grandfather (Mother): William House born: 10 March 1842 Died: 7 April 1917 Buried Karrakatta Cemetery.

Married: 1872 Bunbury.

Grandmother (Mother): Martha Pickersgill born: 1854 Bunbury. Died: 1883 Kojonup.


Gladys Maud Harris born: 1900 Capel. Died: 18 May 1901(5 months) Buried Bunbury Cemetery.

Edward Charles Harris born: 15 August 1902 Bunbury. Died: 21 June 1970 Buried Capel Cemetery. Married: 1929 Olive Mary Fennell.

Rex Frederick Harris born: 25 November 1904 Bunbury. Died: 22 November 1990 Cremated Bunbury. Married: 1927 Laura May Fennell.

Owen Harris born: 1906 Died: 22 November 1980 Karrakatta

Vera Maud Harris born: 3 September 1908 Died: 8 June 1977 Buried Capel Cemetery. Married: 1936 Mathias Jolly Fisher.

Hilda Jane Harris born: 7 September 1911 Died: 20 February 1996 Cremated Bunbury. Married:  1942 Anthony Joachim Busquets.

Beatrice Winifred Harris born: 17 October 1917 Died: 24 July 1979 Buried Bunbury Cemetery. Married: 1937 Joaquin Busquets.

Spouse: Ruby Florence Parsons (nee Barndon) born: 4 July 1905 Beverley. Died: 6 August 1982 Buried Capel Cemetery.

Married: 1937 Bunbury.


Stillborn Male Harris born/died: 1938 Busselton.

Garry Percy Harris


Jack Allan Parsons (WX 25936) born: 18 March 1923 Midland Died: 30 December 1986 Fremantle. Married: 1946 Rae Patricia Kirke.

Raymond Allen Parsons (RAAF – 81152) born: 5 August 1924 Midland Died: 21 February 2011 Midland.

Occupation: Farmer

Military Service: WX14846 10 th Armed Regiment.

Their Story

Trove Article – Truck Rollover

March 1935


At about 8.30 o’clock on Saturday night last a serious accident occurred on the Busselton-Bunbury road about 1 1/2 miles on the Bunbury side of Capel, when a motor truck driven by Frederick Davies (23), who had as passengers Richard Williams, Jack Maslin, Percy Harris and Lionel McCall, left the road and capsized. Williams was thrown clear, striking his head with considerable force and sustaining a compound fracture of the skull. The others were all pinned under the canopy of the truck. After recovering from shock, Harris and Maslin succeeded in crawling out of their cramped position and helped to extricate their two companions. Mr. R. Mort. of Capel, arrived shortly afterwards in a utility truck,

and hurriedly returning to Capel, telephoned for a doctor and an ambulance. Davies, Harris and McCall were taken to the St. John of God Hospital, Bunbury, in a private car, but Williams, whose condition was critical, and Maslin, who sustained cuts and abrasions to the head, face and body, were detained until the arrival of the ambulance, when they were conveyed to the Bunbury Government Hospital. Williams name was placed on the danger list and Maslin had four stitches in the left side of his head. Davies sustained minor cuts in his head and face and abrasions, Harris a deep wound in the lower portion of his left arm and shock, while McCall escaped without a scratch. It is understood that the truck, on overturning, caught fire, but that the flames were extinguished by the party.



Trove Article – Coming of Age.

July 1935


In order to celebrate the coming of age of their son, Percy, Mr. and Mrs. F. C. Harris, of Capel River, recently invited a large number of guests to their residence, despite the extreme inclemency of the weather over seventy guests attended the function, all participating in a very happy evening, the hours of which were passed away in music, singing, dancing and games. Shortly before midnight all present took their places at the artistically laid supper tables which were set in charmingly arranged greenery and bore a wealth of good things. Mr. B. W. Prowse admirably carried out the duties of chairman and in the course of an appropriate speech referred feelingly to the generosity and merits of the host and hostess. The toast to the guest of the evening was proposed by Mr. T. Jamieson and enthusiastically drunk to musical honours. The other usual toast were received in a manner which left no doubt as to the sincerity behind the enthusiasm manifested. A large key was presented to Percy by his father who surprised even his closest friends by the excellence of his oratorical effort. Later in the evening the key was autographed by all the guests. The decorative effects on the two-decker birthday cake was indeed a triumph of the confectioner’s art and when surmounted by the usual twenty-one lighted candles created a beautiful effect. After supper dancing and music were indulged in until the early hours of the morning when all the guests departed expressing themselves as being highly delighted with the enjoyment provided by the function.


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