Arthur Harrison

Private

Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment) 3430 & 265990 5th Battalion

Photo courtesy Vera Street

Arthur Harrison

Notes
Arthur Harrison was born in 1899. The newspaper article and his Medal Roll Index Card show him serving with the Sherwood Foresters in 1915, entering France on 28th June 1915, when he was only sixteen years old. He survived the war to be discharged on 17th February 1919. He married Doris Gertrude Wood in 1929 and died in 1958.

Photo courtesy Vera Street

Arthur Harrison wedding in 1929

His brothers Ernest, Herbert, Sydney and William are also on the Roll of Honour.

Medal Card Index
He was awarded the Victory, British War and 15-Star Medals.
He entered France 28/6/15 and was dismobbed 17/2/19.

Newspaper Report

Derbyshire Advertiser 20th February 1915
FOUR SONS WITH THE COLOURS
Crich figures amongst the list of Rural Parishes that has sent four sons from one family to serve with the colours. This proud distinction is claimed by Mr and Mrs Harrison of Roes Lane Crich who will have four sons in his Majesty's forces. Gunner Herbert Harrison is with the 4th Coy. Royal Field Artillery, at Swanage, Pte William Harrison another brother having been at the front since Sept. serving with the 2nd Battalion Sherwood Foresters, the third son Gunner Ernest Harrison is station at Sheerness, being attached to the 22nd Coy Ravelin Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery, whilst the youngest son Pte. Arthur Harrison is serving with the 5th Bttn. Sherwood Foresters, at present stationed at Hoddesdon, Herts.


CENSUS INFORMATION

1901: Crich

Forename Surname Relationship Age Occupation Where born
William Harrison Head 44 Wire drawer Winster
Catherine Harrison wife 43   Crich
Fred Harrison son 16 Coal miner Crich
Ernest Harrison son 15 Coal miner Crich
William Harrison son 13 Coal miner Crich
Annie Harrison daughter 12   Crich
Hida M Harrison daughter 7   Crich
Sydney Harrison son 3   Crich
Arthur Harrison son 1   Crich
Sarah Holmes sister in law (single) 39 Hosiery factory hand Crich

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1911: Near Church, Crich

Forename Surname Relationship Age Occupation Where born
William Harrison Head 54 Wire drawer Winster
Catherine Harrison wife 52 Housewife Crich
Fred Harrison son 26 Collier hewer Crich
Ernest Harrison son 25 Labourer cinder bank Butterley co Crich
William Harrison son 24 Unemployed Crich
Annie Harrison daughter 22 Spinner rug Lea Mills Crich
Hida Rose Harrison daughter 17 Spinner rug Lea Mills Crich
Sydney Harrison son 13 Apprentice grocer Crich
Arthur Harrison son 11 Schoolboy Crich
Sarah Holmes lodger 39 Ironer Lea Mills Crich

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Arthur Harrison's brothers Herbert Harrison, Ernest Harrison, Sydney Harrison and William Harrison are also on the Roll of Honour.