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  • CWGC grave, Calvaletto British Cemetery, Italy.  Photograph Murray Biddle
Person Details
Stragglethorpe, Nottinghamshire
Arthur was born in 1886 in Stragglethorpe and was the son of George a wagoner on a farm and Charlotte Harrison née Allcock of Stragglethorpe Nottinghamshire. Arthur was baptised here in All Saints on 1 November that year. He had 6 brothers and sisters.
In 1901 at the age of 15, Arthur worked on the farm and 2 years later he started work for the British Postal Service. By the time he was 25 he was lodging with Mr and Mrs Beet and their 2 daughters at 23 Milland Crescent in the Meadows and was working as a railway engine stoker.
13 Jul 1918
32
638919 - CWGC Website
19993
Sergeant
  • MD MD Mentioned in Despatches
11th Bn Northumberland Fusiliers
11 Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers, served on the Western Front from August 1915 until they moved to Italy in 1917. In November 1917 his unit was sent as part of 23 Division to relieve the Italians on the Asiago Canove line which was under serious threat of breaking to the Austrians. On 18 December 1917 Arthur was Mentioned in Despatches for his bravery. Later in Jun 1918 he spent a short time in 39 Casualty Clearing Hospital with influenza. He was lucky to survive as it is estimated that over 43,000 soldiers of all countries died from the Influenza pandemic of 1918. He is buried at Cavalletto British Cemetery. Grave Reference: I A 10 Inscription on headstone: 'Till we meet again' He was mentioned in despatches on 11th December 1917 in 'London Gazette,' 11th December 1917.
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  • CWGC grave, Calvaletto British Cemetery, Italy.  Photograph Murray Biddle
    Arthur Harrison - CWGC grave, Calvaletto British Cemetery, Italy. Photograph Murray Biddle