Sunday, 24 July 2016

Wilfred Jagger Harrison 1892 - 1915

Wilfred J. Harrison
Barnsley Chronicle 10th July 1915
with thanks to Barnsley Archives

Military Service:
Regiment and Battalion: 1st/5th Battalion York and Lancaster Regiment
Service Number & Rank: 2582 Private
Entered Theatre of War: France on 13th April 1915
Awards:  Victory Medal, British War Medal and 1915 Star

Death  19th June 1915 age 23  
Buried at: Y Farm Military Cemetery 
Grave Reference: G 23
St Mary's Church Barnsley Combined War Memorial
Worsborough Common, St Lukes Church, Highstone Road 

Links & Notes:
Link to Lives of the First World War
Commonwealth War Graves Commission

From the Sheffield Evening Telegraph 2 July 1915 (from Find My Past)

Not a week passes but what some of Barnsley's brave sons are killed or wounded in their country's cause. The latest heroes to give their lives are [...] Pte W.J. Harrison (better known as Wilfred Batty) of the Barnsley Territorials [...]

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