Born 10 July 1898, son of Caleb Harris from Horspath, milk retailer, and Mary Ann Allen Munt from Deddington, Oxon. The family was living on High Street, Wheatley in 1901 and at The Breach, Wheatley in 1911. Richard was at school in Wheatley in 1911 and went on to the Night School in 1913. He married Beatrice Ovenden in 1924. His Attestation Paper was dated 14 April 1915 and his Medal Rolls Index Card confirms his regiment. He died in 1936 in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire.
He lived at 22 High Street, behind The Manor.