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Name: Ernest HARRISON
Casualty No.: Ranks: Gunner Initials: E Service No.: 14355710
Date of Birth : - Place of Birth : Age at Death: 32
Unit: 11th Field Regiment, Royal Artillery.
Former Unit(s):
Place Enlisted:
Place of Residence: Crookhill, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham.
Home Address: 5 Parkinson's Cottages, Crookhill, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham.
Previous Address:
Civilian Employment: Served an apprenticeship as a joiner, at Addison Colliery, Co Durham.
How Died: Killed in action at sea.
Date of Death: Friday 1st December 1944
Place of Death: Central Mediterranean.
Locally Commemorated: Ryton War Memorial, Station Bank, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham. Stargate War Memorial, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham. St. Hilda's Church, Communion Rail. Hedgefield, Co. Durham.
UK Commemorated: -
Overseas Commemorated: -
Buried: Phaleron War Cemetery, Greece.
Decoration and Medals: 1939-45 Star. Italy Star. War Medal.
Photographs: 2
Service Records: No
Death Notice/Obituary:
Family Details:
Son of Thomas William and Sarah Alice Harrison, of 5 Parkinson's Cottages, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham.
Notes : Ernest's father, Thomas, also worked at Addison Colliery, in charge of the screens. Ernest was well known in the district of Ryton as a Physical Culturist. He won several trophies as a keen sportsman in gymnastics. He served sixteen years as an instructor with the Ryton Congregational Church Boy's Brigade. He was also a Sidesman at St. Hilda's Church, Hedgefield.
Sources Used: Commonwealth War Graves Debt of Honour Register. Army Roll of Honour, 1939-45. Evening Chronicle, Roll of Honour, 29th December 1944. Blaydon Courier, December 1944, and 5th January 1945.
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