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Hucknall Torkard Nottinghamshire
Frederick Harrison was born in 1879 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. Frederick married Martha Ann Barrowcliffe 9born 17th May 1883 ) in 1900 at Mansfield they had the following children, John born 22nd October 1902 Charles born 22nd October 1904, Eliza, born 27th October 1906 and Selina born 26th December 1914. they lived at 27 Duke Street, Sutton in Ashfield. In 1911 the family lived at Brookdale Road, Sutton in Ashfield, Frederick 32 yrs a coal miner he is living with Martha 27 yrs and their two children, Charles 6 yrs and Eliza 4 yrs of age. They also lived at 31 Clumber Street, Shirebrook. Commencing 19th November 1917 his widow was awarded a pension of 28 shillings and 9 pence a week.
Coal miner
29 Apr 1917
527448 - CWGC Website
2nd Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
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.
Headstone Inscription: "Death Divides, but Memory Clings". This man is commemorated in a book of remembrance held by Mansfield District Council. His brother 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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