Thomas Johnson HARRISON

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HARRISON, Thomas Johnson

Service Number: 5869
Enlisted: 20 June 1916
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 28th Infantry Battalion
Born: Tideswell, Derbyshire, England, 1893
Home Town: Bunbury, Bunbury, Western Australia
Schooling: National School (Church of England)
Occupation: Dairy hand
Died: Killed in action, France, 1 June 1918
Cemetery: Franvillers Communal Cemetery Extension
(Plot I, Row D, Grave No. 13)
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

20 Jun 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 5869, 28th Infantry Battalion
13 Oct 1916: Involvement Private, SN 5869, 28th Infantry Battalion
13 Oct 1916: Embarked Private, SN 5869, 28th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Suffolk, Fremantle

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Biography contributed by Stephen Brooks

Base Records Office wrote to the soldier’s Mother in England to explain her son’s death:-

” Dear Madam,  With reference to the report of the regrettable loss of your son, the late No. 5869, Private T.J. HARRISON, 28th Battalion, I am now in receipt of advice which shows that he was killed at 1.45 a.m. on 1st June, 1918, by a bomb dropped from  a hostile aeroplane , between Lahoussoye and Franvillers, death being instantaneous.  He was buried in Franvillers Military Cemetery and a suitable cross has been erected over the grave “. National Archives Service File.

Brothers

HARRISON, Pte. George Leon, 3373. 11th Bn. AIF killed in action 25th July, 1916. Age 26. Son of Leon and Elizabeth Harrison, of Primrose Cottage, Tidewell, Derbyshire, England. Villers Bretonneux-France.

W/4256 Shoeing Smith John Frederick HARRISON, "A" Battery, 119th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery, killed in action on Wednesday, 17th April 1918. Age 23. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Leon Harrison, of Tideswell. Buried at LE GRAND HASARD MILITARY CEMETERY, MORBECQUE, Nord, France.

61231 James Reginald Harrison, Notts and Derby (Sherwood Foresters) Regiment, wounded near Albert.

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