Hugh Harris was the only son of Robert and Margaret Harris. Hugh was born on 13th November 1895 in Ahoghill. He was the youngest of three children. His mother died when he was very young. By 1911 he was living with his grandparents near Portglenone. Hugh enlisted in Ballymena in 1915. Prior to enlisting, he was in the employment of Mr Hugh Coulter, Ballyconnelly, Cullybackey. Rifleman Hugh Harris was serving with the 11th Battalion of the Royal Irish Rifles when he died of wounds received in action on Thursday 9th August 1917.
The cemetery is located to the North-East of the town of Ieper. From Ieper station turn left and drive along M.Fochlaan to the roundabout, turn right and go to the next roundabout. Here turn left into M.Haiglaan and drive to the next roundabout. Here turn right into Oude Veurnestraat, this then changes into Diksmuidseweg and Brugseweg drive along this road to the traffic lights. Straight over the lights to the end of the road. At the T junction turn left (still Brugseweg) and continue along this road through the village of Sint Jan. The cemetery is on the left hand side of the road approx 200 metres after the village.