HARRISON, CLAUDE T/205022 L/Cpl M.M. ‘A’ Coy 6th Bn 37th Bde 12th Division

THE QUEEN’S (ROYAL WEST SURREY REGIMENT)

Born Manchester  Enlisted and Living Manchester

Killed in Action  France / Flanders  19th September 1918

Formerly 5929  King’s (Shropshire Light Infantry)

Ref: ‘Soldiers Died in the Great War, 1914-1919’, Part 7.

Claude Harrison’s name is in the following local memorials:-

War Memorial, Church Road, Leyland

Wesleyan / Methodist ‘Roll of Honour’, South Ribble Museum, Leyland

Note:- On the Church Road Memorial his name appears as ‘Harrison, G.’ in error. Using ‘Soldiers Died’ on CD ROM at the Harris Library, Preston, no Harrison, G. could be found in Central Lancashire: this seems to be just one of several similar mistakes on the Memorial.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission

With no known grave , Claude Harrison is commemorated on the:-

VIS-EN-ARTOIS MEMORIAL, HAUCOURT, PAS DE CALAIS, FRANCE

Age 19 and son of James H. and Irene Harrison. Vis-en-Artois and Haucourt are villages on the straight main road from Arras to Cambrai about 10 km south-east of Arras. The memorial stands in the grounds of Vis-en-Artois British Cemetery, which is west of Haucourt on the north side of the main road.

Capt. E. A. James’s ‘Record’: The 6th Royal West Surreys was, as part of the 12th Division, engaged in the ‘Battles of the Hindenburg Line’, 12th September to 9th October 1918. On September 18th they fought the ‘Battle of Epéhy’: it was the day after this battle that Claude

Harrison was killed in action.

Chorley Parliamentary Division - Register of Electors, Leyland, 1918

St. Andrew’s Ward Division I - Sandy Lane Harrison, James Hickson and Harrison, Irene.

St. Andrew’s Ward Division II - Sandy Lane    Harrison, Claude    Naval / Military Vote

September 29th, 1994. Information received from Mr Claude Harrison of Cumbria and nephew of the above Claude:- ‘He was killed at the very end of the war and I am, of course, named after him and I have his medal together with my father’s letter, returned after his death.’

Harrison, Claude. WE Waring 2003