THOMAS HARRISON 1883–1963
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
Aged seven living with parents John, thirty-eight, framework knitter, and Ann, thirty-nine, and four siblings, Joseph, Harriett, Steven and Mabel in Carlton.
Age 17 working as a carter on a farm of George Foster, Edingley, Notts.
Age 27 living in Widmerpool with wife. Working on a farm as a waggoner.
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
Medals Awarded: 1914-1915 Star, British War and Victory.
Address for receiving medals – Lambley House Cottage, Woodborough
Address: Appleton Dale Cottages, Blidworth, Notts
Employment: Labourer, Mr Deacon, Blidworth Dale Farm
Household: wife Eliza, sons Cyril and Thomas, daughters Eliza and Edith
Address: Fairholme Close, Fiskerton. Occupation: Engineers labourer. Household: Wife Eliza and daughters Winifred and Sarah, a probationary nurse.
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.