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Person Details
Beckingham
William was born in 1897 in Beckingham, the son of Herbert a farmer and Louisa Harrison, of The Woods Farm, Beckingham,. In the 1911 census he is shown living with his family at The Woods farm ,he is 13 years of age and a scholar, he has 4 siblings.
08 Oct 1918
21
556086 - CWGC Website
58319
Private
1st Bn Leicestershire Regiment
William enlisted into the army in Nottingham and served with the 1st battalion,Leicestershire Regiment ,he died on Tuesday, 8th October 1918 - aged 21, The village of Montbrehain France was in the front line, and changed hands several times.High Tree Cemetery, Montbrehain, where William Harrison is buried, is just outside the village, and contains 48 graves (3 of which are unidentified), all of whom were killed in October 1918.
The information on William Harrison has been provided courtesy of the beckingham and Saundby local history group.
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    William Henry Harrison - Photo provided by the beckingham and Saundby local history group.
  • Photo of Hightree Wood cemetery where William Henry Harrison is buried,photo provided courtesy of the Beckingham and Saundby local history group.
    Hightree Wood Cemetery,Montbrehain - Photo of Hightree Wood cemetery where William Henry Harrison is buried,photo provided courtesy of the Beckingham and Saundby local history group.
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    William Henry Harrison - Photo provided courtesy of The War Graves Photographic Project www.twgpp.org