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  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission headstone at Ribecourt Road Cemetery, Trescault . Courtesy of Murray Biddle
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Radford, Nottingham
William Henry Harrison was the son of William Harrison and Maria Street who married in the Belper registration district in 1873. Their children included: Sarah Ann (b.1873), Emma (b.1875), Frederick (b.1879), Ellen (b.1881), Harriett Ann (b.1882), William Henry (b.1888) and Ethel (b.1890). The first two children were born in Swanwick in Derbyshire, but the birthplace for all the others was Radford, Nottingham. The family lived at: 33 Vane Street, Radford [C.1881, C.1891 & C.1901]; 36 Vane Street, Radford [C.1911 & CWGC]. William Henry Harrison, who was employed as a miner, died at Nottingham, aged 80, in 1929. His wife, Maria, predeceased him, dying in Nottingham in 1924, at the age of 76. In 1914 William Henry Harrison married Amy Yates in Nottingham. They do not appear to have had any children. His Army papers gave her address as 55 Lonsdale Road Nottingham [1915]. Sadly she died in Nottingham in 1916, aged 28.
Employed as hosiery trimmer at Charles Cox & Sons, Basford, Nottingham. (Army Records 1915)
12 Dec 1917
29
595874 - CWGC Website
71915
Private
2/8th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Enlisted at Nottingham on 11 December 1915 and assigned Service No.75988; transferred to 14th Training Reserve Bn. [Service No.6/13898]; embarked for France 23 May 1917 and assigned to 2nd/8th Bn. Sherwood Foresters [Service No.71915] on 25 October 1917; killed in action; body buried at the Ribecourt Road Cemetery, Trescault, Pas de Calais, France.
In memoriam published 12th December 1918 in the Nottingham Evening Post - HARRISON. – In loving memory of Pte. William Henry Harrison, 2/8 Notts. and Derbys., killed in action December 12th, 1917. Fondly remembered. – From his sisters, brother, and nieces.” Above in memoriam is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
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  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission headstone at Ribecourt Road Cemetery, Trescault . Courtesy of Murray Biddle
    William Henry Harrison - Commonwealth War Graves Commission headstone at Ribecourt Road Cemetery, Trescault . Courtesy of Murray Biddle