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  • Photograph published 19th August 1916 in the Nottingham Evening Post. Courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
Person Details
Nottingham
Charles was the son Jamesand Millicent Ellen Harriman (née Brierley). His father James was born in 1869 in Nottingham and his mother Millicent Ellen Brierley was born in 1869, also in Nottingham They were married at Nottingham St Ann on 5 July 1890 and had six children: Gladys Mary b. Nottingham 1890 bap. St Ann 30 November 1890; James Henry b. Hillsborough Sheffield 5 September 1892 bap. Owlerton 14 September 1892; Sarah Ann b. Hillsborough 1894 bap. Owlerton 5 September 1894; Charles b. Nottingham 1896 bap. St Ann 13 September 1896; Hilda b. Nottingham 22 May 1902 and John b. Nottingham 1904. James and Millicent were living on Northville Street, Nottingham, when their daughter Gladys was baptised in 1890 but by the following year they were living on Walkley Bank Road, Nether Hallam, Sheffield, with their daughter Gladys. Also in the home was a lodger, William Shardlow (20 b. Nottingham), who. like James, was a shear fitter. The family had returned to Nottingham by 1896, the year their second son was born, when they were living at 34 Jackson Street. They were still at the same address in 1901; James was now working as a mechanic. In the home on the night of the census were their four children: Gladys, James (9), Sarah (7) and Charles (5). James, a lace machine fitter, and Millicent were living at 33 Osberton Street, Nottingham, by 1911. All six children were still living at home: Gladys Mary a carriage straightener (lace manufacturer), James Henry an apprentice lace machine fitter, Sarah Ann a lace drawer (lace manufacturer), Charles a threader (lace industry), Hilda (8) and John (6). Charles' parents were still living at 33 Osberton Street when the later CWGC record was compiled. James snr. died in January 1936 and his widow Millicent Ellen on 11 August 1937; she was then living at 65 Chelmsford Road, Basford.
1911 - threader (lace industry)
17 Jul 1916
19
789616 - CWGC Website
31310
New Basford, Nottingham
Private
15th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Charles Harriman enlisted in Nottingham giving his residence as New Basford. He served with the 15th Battalion Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derbys) Regiment. Charles was killed in action on 17th July 1916. He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, France (Pier and Face 10 C 10 D and 11 A).
His brother James Henry also served during the Great War. He enlisted in the Sherwood Foresters (Territorials) on 28th January 1911 and attended camps in 1911 and 1912. James continued to serve in the Territorial battalion until he undertook embodied service on 5 August on the outbreak of war. He served in France from 28 February 1915 to 26 January 1916 when he returned to England pending his discharge from the Army on 7 February 1916 on the termination of his service. James had married Kate Kettle (b. 25 January 1893) in 1913 and in 1916 he was discharged to 23 Clapham Street, Nottingham. They later lived in Scunthorpe, Lincolnshire. James died on 20 September 1958 and was buried in Brumby Cemetery, Scunthorpe. Nottingham Evening Post, 'In Memoriam', 17th July 1917:- “HARRIMAN. – Killed in action, July 17th, 1916, Private C. Harriman, Sherwoods. Ah, you would not mourn one moment, could you see me as I am, pure and bright and singing praises, as I stand before the Lamb. Fondly remembered. – Father, mother, sisters, brothers.” Nottingham Evening Post, 'In Memoriam', 17th July 1918:- “HARRIMAN. – Killed in action, July 17th, 1916, Private Charles Harriman, 33, Osberton-street, New Basford. We cannot, Lord, Thy purpose see, but all is well that's done by Thee. – From his loving father, mother, sisters & brothers.” Above notices courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918 Nottingham Evening Post, ‘In Memoriam’, 17 July 1920: ‘Harriman. Pte. Charles Harriman, 15th Notts and Derbys, killed July 17th, 1916. God’s will is best. Mother, father, sisters and brother. (www.britishnewspaperchive.co.uk) Registers of Soldiers' Effects: his mother Millicent Ellen was his sole legatee.
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  • Photograph published 19th August 1916 in the Nottingham Evening Post. Courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
    Charles Harriman - Photograph published 19th August 1916 in the Nottingham Evening Post. Courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
  • Commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, France. (www.cwgc.org)
    Charles Harriman - Commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, France. (www.cwgc.org)