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Kimberley Nottinghamshire
Walter was born in 1895 the son of Joseph and Catherine Harrison and the brother of Alfred, Eliza, Stephen and Joseph Harrison. He was the husband of Emily Gertrude Harrison (née Lister) and the father of Leonard, Doris May and Elsie Harrison. In 1911 they lived on Club Street Sutton in Ashfield Nottinghamshire. Emily became is sole legatee receiving £22-1s-2d including £17-10s war gratuity on 10/7/1919.
He was a miner.
26 Mar 1918
307456 - CWGC Website
Sutton In Ashfield
1st Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Walter Harrison enlisted into the Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment) in March 1915. After training he was posted to 1st battalion. Walter was killed in 'The resistance at the Somme crossings' In the early hours of 27th March 1918, the battalion took up positions in support of the front line, forward of Vrely. The enemy had attacked the 8th Division in overwhelming numbers and at around 2 pm, the battalion stormed forward in a counter attack, which successfully forced back the enemy and resulted in many prisoners being taken. Walter was killed and buried nearby by. After the Armistice his remains were reburied in Pargny British Cemetery, II.B.22
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