Harrison, Arthur

Poppy on a wooden cross

Age: 22
Date of birth: c. 1896

Parents: Charles and Phoebe Harrision
Wife:
Address: 46 Pickard Street

Occupation: General labourer

Arthur was the second of five children. At the time of the 1911 census, his older sister, Emily (16) was described as “at home” while Arthur, aged 14, was described as a general labourer. His three younger siblings Fred William, Violet and Elsie May were still at school. Arthur’s father was a bricklayer’s labourer.

Arthur’s parents were only informed that he was missing in October 1918. It’s not clear when they were told he was dead.

Warwick Advertiser 12th October 1918

Military Service

Rank & Number: Lance Corporal, 1570
Regiment/Service: 9th (Service) Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment
Brigade/Division: 39th Brigade, 13th Division
Date of death: Sunday, September 01, 1918
Cause of death/Battle: Killed in action
Commemorated/Buried: Terhran Memorial, Iran
Awards: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Commemorated locally at: All Saints School

Contributors

  • Unlocking Warwick Research Group
  • Warwick Advertiser excerpts courtesy of Warwickshire County Record Office

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