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Nottingham
Father: Edward Albert Searson, born in 1869 in Sutton-in-Ashfied, Nottinghamshire and working as a letterpress printer. Mother: Sarah Jane Searson, born in 1869 at Newark. Brothers: george Edward, born in 1895 and working as a clerk in a printing office, Horace Vincent, born in 1902 and working as a warehouse clerk and Sydney Vernon, born in 1902. Sister: Nellie Christine, born in 1892 and working as a clerking a printing office. The family lived at 32 Sneinton Hermitage, Nottingham before moving to 12 Colwick Road, Sneinton, Nottingham. Harold William married Hilda Searson and they lived at 72 St. Stephen's Road, Sneinton, Nottingham
In 1911 Harold Searson was a compositor.
17 Jun 1917
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72 St. Stephen's Road, Sneinton, Nottingham
Second Lieutenant
12th Bn Essex Regiment
Harold William Searson was called up for service, and in October 1915 he received a commission in 12th Battalion, Essex Regiment. However, he was later attached to 3rd Battalion, King's Royal Rifle Corps. He arrived in France on 26/10/1916, but was later posted to Salonica, where he died of wounds on 17/06/1917 and was buried at Mikra British Cemetery, Kalamaria, Salonica (1807)
Article published 25th June 1917 in the Nottingham Evening Post :- “DIED FROM WOUNDS. “LIEUT. H. W SEARSON. “Mr. and Mrs. E. A. Searson, of Sneinton Hermitage, Nottingham, have received information that their son, Sec.-Lieut. Harold W. Searson, has died of wounds. Lieut. Searson, who was 27 years of age, received his commission in the Essex Regiment in October, 1915, and was later attached to the King's Royal Rifle Corps.” Death notices published 23rd June 1917 in the Nottingham Evening Post :- “SEARSON. – Died of wounds, June 17th, Second-Lieut. Harold W. Searson, The Essex Regt. (attchd. King's Royal Rifles), age 27. – Loving wife, Hilda. “SEARSON. – Died of wounds, June 17th, Second-Lieut. Harold W. Searson, The Essex Regt. (attchd. King's Royal Rifles), eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward A. Searson.” In memoriam published 17th June 1918 in the Nottingham Evening Post :- “SEARSON. – In ever-loving memory of my dear husband, Harold W. Searson, Sec.-Lieut., the Essex Regt., attached King's Royal Rifle Corps, died of wounds June 17th, 1917. – Loving wife Hilda.” Above items are courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
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