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Private Harland Harris Chittick was a Canadian soldier of the British Army who died during the First World War.

He was born in New Brunswick, the son of John H. and Lucy Harris Chittick, of New Brunswick and Maine, respectively. At the time of the 1910 Census, the Chittick family were residing in the United States, in Portland Ward 6, Cumberland, Maine. He married, in 1912, in Boston, to Christine Blom.

Aged 23, Chittick died on 8 August 1916, in an assault on Guillemont during the Somme Offensive, while serving with the 1/8th (Irish) Battalion, The King's (Liverpool Regiment). His battalion had penetrated into Guillemont, but the suddeness of its progress was such that the 1/8th became isolated and were ultimately compelled to surrender. He was one of more than 550 killed, wounded, or missing.[1]

He has no known grave and is commemorated by the Thiepval Memorial.

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  1. Wyrall, Everard (2002), The History of the King's Regiment (Liverpool) 1914-19, pp. 301-5.

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