Other names: George James
Locations in this story: Farnham, DorsetShaftesbury, DorsetFrance & FlandersGussage All Saints, Wimborne, DorsetHolt, DorsetGermany
Story: George James Harrison was born in Farnham, Dorset, in 1880 and baptised there on 13 Jun 1880 the son of James George Harrison and Sarah Ann Harrison (nee 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 30 Sep 1902 and they went on to have five children. Sadly his wife died on 11 Nov 1918 whilst in an Isolation Hospital. He had enlisted on 21 Dec 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 time, received schrapnel wounds which eventually led him to receiving a small pension. He also served as part of the occupying forces in Germany but was eventually discharged on 20 Jun 1919 and awarded the Victory and British War Medals as well as the 1914/1915 Star. He re-married Mabel Annie Burden on 18 May 1920 at Holt, Dorset, and they had four children. George died at Gussage All Saints on 14 Apr 1936.