Article Text

PDF
Deaths
C. P. Harris

Statistics from Altmetric.com

IN tribute to Christopher Patrick Harris (VR, June 30, 2012, vol 170, p 679), Tim Greet, Sidney Ricketts, Nick Wingfield Digby, Richard Payne and Greg Parsons write: The recent death of Chris Harris after a short illness sees the end of an era in equine practice in Hertfordshire. Chris was born in Exeter in 1943, the only child of John and Patricia. John worked as a draughtsman in a construction firm and the family moved to Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire, when Chris was 11 years old. Though of very modest means his parents were determined that Chris should have a good education and sacrificed much to send him to Berkhamsted School, where he was a prefect in Cox House.

Not particularly academic he was extremely hard working, self-motivated and driven. He rowed in a successful school coxed-four with Robin Knox-Johnston, who subsequently became an internationally known sailor. He was also a sergeant in the school Combined Cadet Force, and was responsible for the school's 25-pound gun weighing 2.5 …

View Full Text

Request permissions

If you wish to reuse any or all of this article please use the link below which will take you to the Copyright Clearance Center’s RightsLink service. You will be able to get a quick price and instant permission to reuse the content in many different ways.