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Private Charles Cairns Harrison

8th Battalion Black Watch ( Royal Highlanders )
Service No: 3692

Charles Cairns Harrison grave

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Personal details

Family Information

Son of Samuel John Bishop and Janet (Jessie) Cairns Harrison of 3e Water St, Coatbridge. Younger brother of Guardsman Samuel Harrison of the 1st Battalion Scots Guards who was Killed in Action exactly 8 months earlier on the 25/01/1915 (see index). 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

Born / Resided

Coatbridge / 15 Corsewall St, Coatbridge

Died

Killed in Action 25/09/1915

Enlisted

Glasgow

Employed

Tinsmith in the Tinplate Iron Works

Age

24 / DOB - 12/07/1891

Buried / Remembered

Cabaret-Rouge British Cemetery, Souchez, Pas de Calais, France

Cemetery / Memorial Information

Situated between two war cemeteries, one French and the other German, Cabaret-Rouge British Cemetery lies south of the town of Souchez in France. The cemetery contains more than 7,650 burials of servicemen of the British Empire in the First World War, over half of which remain unidentified. Cabaret Rouge was a small café, its brick building with red tiles was distinctive in the village where most of the houses were thatched. It stood less than a mile south of Souchez and was destroyed by heavy shelling in May 1915. The cemetery contains the graves of many units that served in this sector including British, Canadian, Australian, New Zealand, Indian and South African forces

Additional Information

Charles is listed as 18TH BATTALION on the Memorial. Also remembered in the St Augustines Parish (book) Roll of Honour. Charles` grave inscription reads " EVER REMEMBERED ". Charles was reburied in Cabaret-Rouge British Cemetery (see photos), his CWGC Grave Registration x 2 and his Headstone report x 2.

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