HARRISON Wilfred Harry

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Wilfred Harry Harrison was born in Great Casterton, the son Richard Harrison and his wife. He worked on local farms before joining up on 4 January 1915. He went abroad on 21 October the same year, serving with 25th Company Machine Gun Corps. William was killed on the first day of the Third Battle of Ypres (Passchendaele) on 31 July 1917. We know nothing about the circumstances of his death or where exactly it took place so would appreciate any contributions from site users. William is remembered on Panel 56 of the Menin Gate in Ypres and on the war memorial in Great Casterton. He is also remembered on a plaque inside All Saints Church in Little Casterton which was originally placed in Toll Bar Methodist Chapel.

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  • Great Casterton Church
  • Great Casterton memorial
  • Gt Casterton Memorial
  • Little Casterton church
  • Little Casterton war memorial
  • Menin Gate
  • Panel 56 MGC
  • W H Harrison

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Rutland and The Battle of the Somme

More than 90 Rutland soldiers died in the Battle of the Somme which lasted from 1 July 1916 until the middle of November. Today they lie in cemeteries across the old battlefield in northern France or are remembered among the 72,000 names on the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme. By using our interactive map, you can find out what happened to them.

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