1918-2008: Ninety Years of Remembrance

Soldier Record

Percy Harrison

Contributed by: Janet Tudor, on 2008-11-07

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Rank
First Name Percy
Surname Harrison
Year of Birth 1897
Year of Death 1916
Regiment North Staffordshire Regiment
Place of Wartime Residence Lichfield, Staffordshire

Percy's Story

Died on the first day battle of the Somme. His body was never retrieved, but was last seen crying for his mother in Gommecourt Wood. He was, I believe, 16 or 17 years old. He always told his mother that he did not think he could fight with a bayonet. He was my uncle. I never knew him. I have a very old photograph of him in his uniform. He looked very youg and gentle. His name is on the Theipval war memorial in France.

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