Other names: Henry Edward
Locations in this story: Sidney Street, Mile End,, LondonMesopotamiaBasra Memorial, Basra, IraqSidney Street, Mile End, LondonBlandford Forum, DorsetWoodcutts, WiltshireFarnham, DorsetBlandford
Story: Henry Edward Harrison was born in 1898 at 25 Sidney Street, Mile End, London. He was the son of Henry George Harrison (a Police Constable originally from Dorset) and Annie Jane Harrison (nee Tynan). Henry's father died in 1902 and was buried at Farnham, Dorset on 18th September, 1902. By the 1911 Census he was still living in Sidney Street, Mile End and was unemployed. He enlisted at Blandford as a Private and joined the 2nd Battalion of the Dorsetshire Regiment (Service No. 16294). At the time enlistment he was single, unemployed and living at Woodcutts, Wiltshire. He served in Mesopotamia and was awarded the Victory and British War medals. He died on 25th March 1917 and his name appears on the Basra Memorial, Basra, Iraq (Panels 22 & 53). He is remembered on the Farnham War Memorial in St. Lawrence's Church and on the Sixpenny Handley War Memorial.