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Private G A Harrison


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Private George Andrew HARRISON, G/5672, 1st   Battalion,  Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, killed in action,  Belgium, 26th October 1917, age 36.  

Born Plumstead, Kent, son of William A. and Margaret Harrison, of 17, Sunfield Road, Blackheath, London.

25th December 1898, St Mary Magdalene, Woolwich, Greenwich, George Andrew Harrison, age 19, bachelor, labourer, 21 Glass Yard, father William Harrison, labourer, married Charlotte Goodwin, age 18, spinster, 21 Glass Yard, father Richard Goodwin, carman.


1911 Census - 2 Globe Lane, Woolwich - George Harrison, head, age 32, married, coal porter, worker, born Plumstead, Kent; Charlotte Harrison, wife, age 29, married 13 years, 7 children, 5 still alive, born Woolwich, Kent; Alice Harrison, daughter, age 11, born Woolwich, Kent; William Harrison, son, age 9, born Woolwich, Kent; John Harrison, son, age 5, born Woolwich, Kent; George Harrison, son, age 4, born Woolwich, Kent; Margaret Harrison, daughter, age 1, born Woolwich, Kent.


Previously served 6 years Royal West Kent Regiment, Special Reserve.

Enlisted Woolwich, Kent, age 33 years & 120 days, tattoo both forearms. Resided 6 Globe Lane, Woolwich / 8, Rodway Street, Woolwich, London. Formerly coal porter.

Home 6th February 1915 to 22nd April 1915; BEF 23rd April 1915 to 25th July 1916; Home 26th July 1916 to 7th December 1916; BEF 8th December 1916 to 26th October 1917.

6th February 1915, enlisted & posted Depot, Royal West Kent Regiment; 12th February 1915, posted 3rd Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 12th April 1915, Fort Darland, absent from Tattoo until 4.00pm 15th April, deprived of 6 days pay; 22nd April 1915, posted BEF & 1st Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 3rd August 1915, awarded 14 days Field Punishment No.2. by Commanding Officer; 26th July 1916, posted Depot, Royal West Kent Regiment; 26th July 1916 to 22nd August 1916, Hospital, gun shot wound left forearm; 1st September 1916, posted 3rd Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 24th September 1916, Fort Darlland, overstaying his pass from 9.30pm until 12.00 midnight 29th September, deprived of 10 days pay; 15th October 1916, Fort Darland, absent from Tattoo until 12.50am 20th October, absent from Company Orderly Room at 8.00am on 20th October & remaining absent until 9.30pm whilst a soldier under arrest, awarded 7 days Field Punishment No.2. by Commanding Officer for absence, forfeits 6 days pay; 15th November 1916, Rochester, absent from Tattoo until apprehended by the Civil Police about 9.00pm 26th November, whilst warned for a draft to B. E. Force, awarded 28 days Field Punishment No.2. by Commanding Officer for absence, forfeits 12 days pay; 8th December 1916, posted BEF.

20th May 1918, pension of 42/1 a week awarded to widow & 6 children.

Commemorated at Tyne Cot Memorial, Panel 106 to 108, Belgium.


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