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Forename(s): Arthur James
Place of Birth: Clapham, Yorkshire
Service No: G/41225
Regiment / Corps / Service: Duke of Cambridge’s Own (Middlesex Regiment)
Battalion / Unit: 2nd Battalion
Division: 8th Division
Date of Death: 1917-05-31
CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: II. D. 8.
CWGC Cemetery: HEM FARM MILITARY CEMETERY, HEM-MONACU
CWGC Memorial: ---
Non-CWGC Burial: ---
Local War Memorial: HIGH BENTHAM, YORKSHIRE
Local War Memorial: TATHAM, LANCASHIRE
Arthur James Harrison was the son of John and Agnes Harrison, née Page. John was born at Clapham, Yorkshire and Agnes at Ravenstonedale, Westmorland. Arthur was the cousin of Private Henry Richard Leeming (20/146) (q.v.) and Private Walter Leeming (42860) (q.v.).
1891 Clapham, Yorkshire Census: Bracken Garth - Arth J. Harrison, aged 3 months, born Clapham, son of Jno and Agnes Harrison.
1901 Clapham, Yorkshire Census: High Birks - Arthur J. Harrison, aged 10 years, born Clapham, son of Jno and Agnes Harrison.
1911 Clapham, Yorkshire Census: High Birks, Clapham Station - Arthur James Harrison, aged 20 years, born Clapham, son of John and Agnes Harrison.
British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Pte Arthur J. Harrison, 22038, R. Lanc. R.; G/41225, Middx R.
British Army WW1 Medal and Award Rolls: Pte Arthur James Harrison, 22038, 7th R. Lanc. R.; G/41225, 2nd Middx.
Army Registers of Soldiers' Effects: Pte Arthur James Harrison, G.41225, 2nd Bn Middlesex. Date and Place of Death: 31.5.17. Drowned. France. To whom Authorised/Amount Authorised: Mother and Sole Legatee - Agnes £9 17s. 9d.
UK, WW1 Pension Ledgers and Index Cards, 1914-1923: Pte Arthur James Harrison, 41225, 2/Middlesex. Date and cause of death: 31.5.17. Accidently [sic] drowned. Dependant: Mrs. Agnes Harrison. Address: Perries Farm, Wennington, Lancaster. Relationship: Mother.
A short biography of Arthur is included in: ‘Bentham’s Part in the Great War 1914-18’ by Allan and Marilyn Hartley (2019).
Data Source: Local War Memorial
Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record: ---
Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Duke of Cambridge’s Own (Middlesex Regiment)
Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 8th Division
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