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Arthur Munro HARRISON

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Surname: HARRISON

Forename(s): Arthur Munro

Place of Birth: Earby, Yorkshire

Service No: 7078

Rank: Private

Regiment / Corps / Service: Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)

Battalion / Unit: 1/5th Battalion

Division: 49th (West Riding) Division

Age: 22

Date of Death: 1917-01-20

Awards: ---

CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: I. B. 13.

CWGC Cemetery: HUMBERCAMPS COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION

CWGC Memorial: ---

Non-CWGC Burial: ---

Local War Memorial: EARBY, YORKSHIRE

Additional Information:

Arthur Munro Harrison was the son of John William and Hannah Young Harrison, née Munro and brother of Gunner Norman Harrison (772132) (q.v.). Their father was born at Earby, Yorkshire and mother at Lanark, Lanarkshire, Scotland. After Hannah's death in 1916, John married Elizabeth Ellen Bailey in 1917.

1901 Earby, Yorkshire Census: Stoney Bank - Arthur M. Harrison, aged 7 years, born Earby, son of John W. and Hannah Harrison.

1911 Earby, Yorkshire Census: Brown Hill Farm, Harden - Munro Harrison, aged 16 years, born Earby, son of John William and Hannah Harrison.

The British Army Service Record for [Arthur] Munro Harrison exists but may be incomplete.

British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Pte Munro Harrison, 6/4898, W. Rid. R. K. in A. 20.1.17.

British Army WW1 Medal and Award Rolls: Pte Munroe Harrison, 5/7078; 6/4898, 1/6 W. Rid. R. K. in A. 20.1.17.

Army Registers of Soldiers' Effects: Pte Munroe Harrison, 7078, 1/5th Bn W. Riding. Date and Place of Death: 20.1.17 France. To whom Authorised/Amount Authorised: Father - John W. £6 7s. 10d.

See also:
‘Earby in the First World War’ by Stephanie Carter, published by Earby & District Local History Society (2014).
‘Our Finest Crop’ by Steven Marshall, published by Earby & District Local History Society (2020).

Data Source: Craven’s Part in the Great War - original CPGW book entry

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Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record:

HARRISON, Arthur Munro, aged 22, Duke of Wellington’s Regiment, Stoney Bank, [Earby], killed in action Jan. 20, 1917.

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Private Arthur Munro HARRISON

Private Arthur Munro HARRISON

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 49th (West Riding) Division

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 49th (West Riding) Division

Data from Soldiers Died in the Great War 1914 - 1919 Records

Soldiers Died Data for Soldier Records

Surname: HARRISON

Forename(s): Munroe

Born: Earby, Yorks

Residence: Keighley, Yorks

Enlisted: Skipton, Yorks

Number: 7078

Rank: Private

Regiment: Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment)

Battalion: 1/5th Battalion

Decorations:

Died Date: 20/01/17

Died How: Killed in action

Theatre of War: France & Flanders

Notes:

Data from Commonwealth War Graves Commission Records

CWGC Data for Soldier Records

Surname: HARRISON

Forename(s): Munro

Country of Service: United Kingdom

Service Number: 7078

Rank: Private

Regiment: Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment)

Unit: 1st/5th Bn.

Age: 22

Awards:

Died Date: 20/01/1917

Additional Information: Son of John William Harrison, of Ivy Cottage, Stoney Bank, Earby, Colne, Lancs.

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09 February 1917

HARRISON – Killed in action January 20th 1917, Pte. Arthur Munro Harrison, of the Duke of Wellington’s Regiment, son of Mr. J. W. Harrison, Stoney Bank, Earby, aged 22 years.

09 February 1917

EARBY SOLDIER KILLED IN ACTION – PTE. ARTHUR MUNRO HARRISON

Mr. J. W. Harrison, Stoney Bank, Earby, has been officially notified of the death of his son, Pte. Arthur Munro Harrison, Duke of Wellington’s Regiment, who was killed in action in France on the 20th ult.

Pte. Harrison was 22 years of age. He enlisted a year ago and had been at the Front since July last. Before joining up he was employed as a weaver at Messrs. C. W. Bailey’s Ltd., Spring Mill, Earby. Another brother, who is in the R.F.A. in France, has been unofficially reported wounded.

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09 February 1917

EARBY SOLDIER KILLED IN ACTION

Mr. J.W. Harrison, Stoney Bank, Earby, has been officially notified of the death of his son. Private Arthur Munro Harrison, Duke of Wellington’s Regiment, who was killed in action in France on the 20th ult. Private Harrison was 22 years of age. He enlisted a year ago and had been at the front since July last. Before joining up he was employed as a weaver at Messrs. C.W. Bailey’s. Ltd., Spring Mill, Earby. Another brother, who is in the R.F.A., in France, has been unofficially reported wounded.

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