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Kimberley Nottinghamshire
Walter Harrison was born in 1895 the son of Joseph a coal miner hewer and Catherine Harrison née Coleman of Sutton-in-Ashfield. Joseph was born in 1849 at Wolverhampton, he died in 1913 aged 64 yrs, Catherine Coleman was born in 1851 at Hucknall under Huthwaite, they were married on 1st April 1872 at Sutton in Ashfield, they went on to have 10 children. Walter married Emily Gertrude Lister (born 1888) on 8th September 1905 at the Mansfield register office, they had 4 children, Leonard b1907,Doris May and Elsie , b1909 and Joseph b1913 they lived at 61 High Pavement Sutton in Ashfield. In 1911 they lived on Club Street Sutton in Ashfield Nottinghamshire. Emily became his sole legatee receiving £22-1s-2d including £17-10s war gratuity on 10/7/1919.
He was a coal 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
His brother Private Frederick Harrison served with the 2nd battalion Sherwood Foresters Regiment, he was killed in action on 29th April 1917, he is buried at Dud Corner Cemetery, Loos.
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