Other names: Henry Edward
Locations in this story: Sidney Street, Stepney, LondonMesopotamiaBasra Memorial, Basra, IraqWoodcutts, Sixpenny Handley, DorsetBlandford, DorsetFarnham, Dorset
Story: Henry Edward Harrison was born in 1896 at 25 Sidney Street, Stepney, London. He was the son of George Henry Harrison, a Police Constable formerly from Farnham, Dorset, and Annie Jane Harrison (née Bush and widow of John Tynan). (NB Annie was a widow when she married Henry under her previous married name of 'Tynan' whose husband had been John Tynan who died in 1885). Henry's father died in 1902 and was buried in the churchyard at Farnham, Dorset, on 18th September 1902, near where he was born. At the time of the 1911 Census Henry was single and still living in Stepney but by the time of the outbreak of war was living at Woodcutts, Sixpenny Handley, Dorset. He enlisted at Blandford, Dorset, as a Private in the 2nd Battalion of the Dorsetshire Regiment (Service No. 16294). He served in Mesopotamia where he was posted as missing presumed killed in action on 25th March 1917. He was awarded the Victory and British War medals. His name appears on the Basra Memorial, Basra, Iraq (Panel 22 and 63). He is also remembered on the Sixpenny Handley War Memorial and on the War Memorial at Farnham, Dorset.