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2Lt William Robert Harrison


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Hi to one and all.

Another name from the WW1 Shoreham list.

2 Lt W R Harrison, Artists Rifles and RFC.

We have, a part diary, and he is in The Sky and Communiques but I cant find him in the LG.

Can anyone help with info please?

Tim.

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The only name close to that in Regimental Roll of Honour and War Record of the Artists' Rifles is Captain William Robert Eric Harrison, RAF. He enlisted in the 2nd Bn, Artists' Rifles between 15 Sept 1914 and 30 Oct 1914. He was commissioned as a 2nd Lieut., 8 (Service) Bn, E Kent Regt. on 25 Jan 15 and ended the war as a Captain in the RAF. He was wounded in action on 5 March 1917 and was taken prisoner of was on 15 Sep 18 and interned in Holland until 15 Nov 18. Harrison was mentioned in despatches. Dick Flory

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Tim

Re the man identified by Dick:

He was born in 1895 in Dulwich the son of George Harrison and his wife Edith Fielding Harrison (nee Leach). George was a Chartered Patent Agent

William Robert Eric Harrison was educated at Dulwich College (1909-14)

William's brother George Donald Harrison (b 21st April 1889 Huddersfield, d 14th June 1956 New York) was also educated at Dulwich College (1901-1906) and was a Lieutenant (Technical) in the Royal Air Force. George known as G Donald Harrison was a famous organ designer and builder see link below.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/G._Donald_Harrison

Regards

Pam

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Thanks to both of you.

I am puting the names on the Forum as we have them, so if they neen changing then its good to know.

Tim.

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