Project Description

THOMAS HARRISON 1883–?

RGA

Born 1883, Ruddington

Married 21st June 1908 to Eliza Brewster from Radcliffe.

Children:  Cyril born 25 May 1910, John born 12 August 1913 and daughter Eliza baptised in Radcliffe 27 June 1915. His wife Eliza was living with Mrs Hopewell at the Harlequin, Radcliffe. Daughter Edith Eileen born 18 September 1917 at Shelford.

Date of death unknown

1891 Census

Son of John and Ann, living with parents and four siblings in Carlton. Father a hand worker, hosiery industry.

1901 Census

Working as a carter on a farm, Edingley, Notts.

1911 Census

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

Not found

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.