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  cap badgePrivate Samuel Harrison

1st Battalion Scots Guards
Service No: 9345

Samuel Harrison grave





Personal details

Family Information

Eldest son of Samuel John Bishop and Janet (Jessie) Cairns Harrison of 3e Water St, Coatbridge. Elder brother of Private Charles Harrison of the 8th Battalion Black Watch who was Killed in Action at Loos exactly 8 months later on the 25/09/1915. From the 1891 Census - Address - 1 Coats St, Coatbridge - Samuel J B Harrison aged 29, Janet Harrison aged 24, Samuel Harrison aged 1, servant Margaret Hendry aged 18. From the 1901 Census - Address - 70n Dunbeth Rd, Coatbridge - Samuel Harrison aged 40, Janet Harrison aged 35, Samuel Harrison aged 11, Charles Harrison aged 9, Josiah Harrison aged 7, John Harrison aged 5, Elizabeth Harrison aged 3, Albert Harrison aged 1. Samuel and his brother Charles' Pensions were awarded to their mother Janet of 4a Carradale St, Coatbridge.

Born / Resided

Coatbridge / 15 Corsewall St, Coatbridge.


Killed in Action 25/01/1915


Hamilton /08/1914


Tinsmith in the Tinplate Iron Works (Samuel's father Sam had worked here for 50 years)



Buried / Remembered

Le Touret Memorial (Panel 3 and 4), Pas de Calais, France.

Cemetery / Memorial Information

The Cemetery was begun by the Indian Corps (and in particular by the 2nd Leicesters) in November, 1914, and it was used continuously by Field Ambulances and fighting units until March, 1918. It passed into German hands in April, 1918, and after its recapture a few further burials were made in Plot IV in September and October. The grave of one Officer of the London Regiment was brought in in 1925 from a position on the Estaires-La Bassee road near "Port Arthur", and the 264 Portuguese graves of March, 1917 and April, 1919 were removed to Richebourg-L'Avoue Portuguese National Cemetery after the Armistice. There are now over 900, 1914-18 war casualties commemorated in this site. The graves of three men of the King's Liverpool Regiment, which were destroyed by shell fire, are now represented by special headstones.

Additional Information

Samuel's parents received letters from the front that he was wounded in the trenches but there was no official word of his death 3 months after he died. See Directory for Samuel's younger brother Private Charles Harrison's page. Also remembered in the St Augustine's Parish (book) Roll of Honour. See photos for Samuel's Medal Index Card, his Newspaper clipping, his Army Register of Soldiers Effects, his Service Medal and Award Rolls x 2, his name on the Le Touret Memorial Panel List, his name on the Le Touret Memorial, his CWGC Grave Registration, the Scots Guards Cap Badge and Samuel and his brother Charles' Pension Records x 3.

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