|Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment)|
Photo courtesy Steve Chamberlain
The newspaper report lists his four brothers but not him; however, the report was dated 20 February 1915 so perhaps he signed up after this date as he was only aged seventeen at the time.
There is on the Medal Roll Index Cards Sydney Harrison. Private 100030, awarded Victory and British War medals but unsure whether this Sydney Harrison.
1918 Crich voters
Sydney Harrison, Roes Lane; absent on military service
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.
8 September 1917
Pte S. Harrison, Crich
24 November 1917
Private Sidney Harrison one of the soldier sons of Mr and Mrs William Harrison of Roes Lane, Crich, is wounded and in hospital. Private Harrison wrote home from Boulogne Stationary Hospital stating that he was wounded in the right hand. He has had thirteen months in France. In his letter he says, "Be sure to send me the Courier" His brother Bombardier Herbert Harrison who was admitted to the St George's Hospital, London, about a month ago suffering from gas poisoning has now been moved to Wimbledon Hospital. He writes to say he is improving. His voice and sight which temporarily had left him are now gradually returning.
News reached Crich on Wednesday that Private Wilfred Thorpe, of Plaistow Hall, has been wounded in action in France.No further details were to hand.
22 March 1919
Amongst Crich soldiers at present on leave from France and Belgium are Ptes. Sydney Harrison (Roes Lane), and Cpl. J. Hartshorne (Browns Hill). Pte Charles Ludlam (Mill Green) is on hospital leave.
Photos courtesy Steve Chamberlain
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1911: Near Church, Crich
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