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Private Samuel Harrison

1st Battalion Scots Guards
Service No: 9345

Samuel Harrison grave

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Personal details

Family Information

Son of Samuel and Janet Harrison of 3e Water St, Coatbridge. 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 (see index)

Born / Resided

Coatbridge / 15 Corsewall St, Coatbridge

Died

Killed in Action 25/01/1915

Enlisted

Hamilton /08/1914

Employed

Tinsmith in the Tinplate Iron Works

Age

26

Buried / Remembered

Le Touret Memorial, 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

Samuels 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. Also remembered in the St Augustines Parish (book) Roll of Honour. See photos for Samuels name on the Le Touret Memorial

Photos
  Medal Index Card  newspaper clipping  additional photo

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