HARRISON William Clifford

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  • Rank:

    Lance Corporal

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  • Regiment:
    Worcestershire Regiment
  • Battalion:
    8th Battalion
  • Unit:
    1st/8th Battalion
  • Former Units:
    Formerly 1504, Worcestershire Regiment.
  • Date of Death:
    5th April 1917
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  • Cause of Death:
    Killed in action
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  • Place of Burial:
    Templeux-le-Guerard British Cemetery, France, Grave II. D. 35.
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  • Casualty's Relatives:
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Further Information About HARRISON William Clifford

Resident Bromsgrove, Worcestershire, enlisted Worcester.

William Harrison was born at Bromsgrove in 1887, the son of Joshua and Maria Jane (nee Eborall) Harrison. The couple had 7 children:
Frances Anne Harrison, born 1871
John T Harrison, born 1872
Frank Harrison, born 1875
Fanny Rebecca Harrison, born 1879
Joshua Henry Harrison, born 1882
William Clifford Harrison, born 1887
Jessie Ellen Harrison, born 1891

William married Emily Ashfield in 1907 and they had 5 children:
Joshua Harrison, born 1908
Myra Harrison, born 1909 died 1915
William S. Harrison, born 1911
Edwin A. Harrison, born 1913 died 1915
Annie L. Harrison, born 1914
The family resided at 18 Melbourne Rd., Bromsgrove.

William enlisted at Worcester in September 1914 and went to France on 1st April 1915. Prior to enlisting he was an engineer working for Barnsley Hall Hospital.

Bromsgrove Droitwich and Redditch Messenger, 14th April 1917:
Information reached Bromsgrove on Wednesday morning that Lance Corporal William Clifford Harrison, a member of the territorial battalion of the Worcestershire Regiment of Melbourne Road, Sidemoor had been killed in action.  The news was sent in a letter to Mrs Harrison by the chaplain of the Regiment. Deceased, who was 30 years old, was a son of Mr H. Harrison of Stourbridge Street and before the war was employed on the staff at the Barnsley Hall Asylum where he was highly respected by the whole staff of the institution. He was an experienced soldier and volunteered his service in September 1914.  The letter from the chaplain states that Lance Corporal Harrison volunteered for the duties in the discharge of which he was killed and he was buried by the side of a sergeant and a private of the same company.  Deceased leaves a widow and three children.

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