|Barnsley Independent 2 February 1918 |
with thanks to Barnsley Archives
His mother was Catherine Derbyshire born abt. 1877 in Wigan, Lancashire; she married John Harrison on 14th August 1897 at St George’s Church, Wigan, Lancs.
Position in family: The youngest of 6 children.
1 John Derbyshire b abt. 1894 in Wigan WW1 KILLED
2 Timothy Harrison born abt 1899 in Standish WW1 SERVICE
3 Margaret Harrison born abt. 1901 in Standish
4 Mary A Harrison born abt. 1903 in Wigan
5 James Harrison born abt. 1908 in Barnsley
6 Jessie Harrison born abt. 1910 in Barnsley
Home address, age and occupation:
1901: 10 Heaton Street, Standish, Lancashire, age 7
1911: 42 Joseph Street age 17 Glass Hand Bottle Works
He married Mary Elizabeth Fletcher at St Nicholas, Cumberworth, Yorkshire on 24th May 1915.
Enlisted: Enlistment date estimated from gratuity payment, October 1914
Regiment and Battalion: Yorkshire Light Infantry
Service number and rank: 18532 Private
Regiment and Battalion: York and Lancaster 10th Battalion attached to 63 T.M.B.
Service number and rank: 19740 Corporal
Awards: 15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal
Personal information: Not Known
Death: 24th December 1917, age 23
Buried at: Hooge Crater Cemetery
Grave Reference: IXA. C. 7
Information from Commonwealth War Graves Commission:
Son of James and Catherine Harrison, of Barnsley; husband of Mary Elizabeth Bailey (formerly Derbyshire), of 7, House, 5, Court, Joseph St., Barnsley.
Barnsley, Redfearn Brothers Glassworks & Aldham Works Memorial Tablet
St John's Church, Barnsley - Oak Memorial Tablet
Notes & Links:
Lives of the First World War
This biography was submitted to the Barnsley War Memorials Project by Peter West in August 2016.