Plymouth born centre forward Walter Harris began his football career with Plymouth Ivanhoe in 1919, playing for Torquay Town in 1920 before joining First Division Aston Villa. He made his Football League debut at Arsenal in October 1924 but was essentially a fringe player at Villa Park. His best run in the team was in the autumn of 1926 when he scored all four of his Aston Villa goals in 13 of his 20 appearances in claret and blue. But he only played once more in November 1927 before joining Bristol City in 1929. He was a regular scorer in his one season at Ashton Gate, scoring on his debut at Notts County and he was the club’s second top scorer in 1929-30 with 15 goals, but in 1930 he joined non league Loughborough Corinthians before joining Bath City in 1931 where he finished his career.