Other names: George James
Locations in this story: Farnham, DorsetShaftesbury, DorsetFrance & FlandersGussage St. Michael, Wimborne, DorsetHolt, DorsetGermanyHoly Trinity Church, ShaftesburyGussage All Saints, Dorset
Story: George James Harrison was born in Farnham, Dorset, in 1880 and baptised there on 13th June 1880, the son of James George Harrison and Sarah Ann Harrison (née Parsons). He lived much of his life in and around Farnham and Gussage St. Michael, Dorset. He married Jane Barnes Cole at Holy Trinity Church, Shaftesbury, Dorset on 30th September 1902 and they went on to have five children. Sadly Jane died on 11th November 1918 whilst in an Isolation Hospital. He had enlisted on 21st December 1914 and joined the 206th Company of the Royal Army Service Corps (Motor Transport) as a Driver (Service No. T4/038896). He served in France and Flanders where, at some stage, he received shrapnel wounds which eventually led him to receiving a small pension. He also served as part of the occupying forces in Germany and was eventually discharged on 20th June 1919. He was awarded the Victory and British War medals as well as the 1914/1915 Star. He re-married, to Mabel Annie Burden on 18th May 1920 at Holt, Dorset, and they had four children. George died at Gussage All Saints on 14th April 1936.