Project Description

THOMAS HARRISON 1883–1963

RGA

Born 15 November 1883, Ruddington

Married 21st June 1908 to Eliza Brewster from Radcliffe at St Mary’s Church, Radcliffe on Trent.

Children:  Cyril born 25 May 1910, John born 12 August 1913,  daughters Eliza baptised in Radcliffe 27 June 1915, Edith Eileen born 18 September 1917 at Shelford, Winifred born 7 April 1920, Sarah born 22 March 1922

Died 1963

1891 Census

Aged seven living with parents John, thirty-eight, framework knitter, and Ann, thirty-nine, and four siblings, Joseph, Harriett, Steven and Mabel in Carlton.

1901 Census

Age 17 working as a carter on a farm of George Foster, Edingley, Notts.

1911 Census

Age 27 living in Widmerpool with wife. Working on a farm as a waggoner.

Military Service

Rank: Gunner

Service Number: 83965

Military Unit: 80 Company, A Battery, Royal Field Artillery, 97th Brigade, 21st Division

Theatre of War: France and Flanders, date of entry 10.9.15

18.1.1915: Attested at Nottingham: Farm labourer at Woodborough (Lambley House). Age 31 years, 2 months. Height 5ft 7½ins; weight 130lbs; chest 37ins; physical development good. Married to Eliza Brewster; they were living at Leaf’s Yard Woodborough. Subsequently Eliza gave her address as c/o Mrs Hopewell, The Harlequin, Radcliffe.

23.1.15: Joined at Glasgow

23.8.15: Posted. Attached to 80 Company Mechanical Transport Army Service Corps at Highcliffe

9.9.15: Embarked Southampton. Disembarked 10.9.15 Rouen, France

15.12.16: 10 days leave to UK with ration allowance

25.8.17: Qualified for Class I Proficiency pay

24.19.17: 10 days leave to UK

18.9.17: On service record: daughter Edith Eileen born. Wife living in Shelford.

24.10.17: 10 days leave to UK

3.11.18:  To hospital sick, then to 16 General hospital on 7.11.18

11.12.18: Joined from hospital

1.2.19: Returned from France

2.2.19: Dispersal Unit Clipstone

31.3.20: Demobilised

Medals Awarded: 1914-1915 Star, British War and Victory.

Address for receiving medals – Lambley House Cottage, Woodborough

From the 1939 Register

Address: Fairholme Close, Fiskerton. Occupation: Engineers labourer. Household: Wife Eliza and daughters Winifred and Sarah, a probationary nurse.

Other information

When he married his trade was given as gamekeeper, address Strelley

Reasons for inclusion on Radcliffe on Trent Roll of Honour

Married a woman from Radcliffe on Trent.