Arthur HARRISON

  • 1911 Occupation                   Railway Fireman ?
  • Domicile                                 Meadows, Nottingham ?
  • Date of Birth                         1886 Nottingham
  • Kin                                          George and Charlotte Harrison, Stragglethorpe
  • Regiment                               11th Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers
  • Division                                  23rd Division
  • Brigade                                  68 Brigade
  • Service Number                   19993
  • Rank                                      Sergeant
  • Date of Death                       13th July 1918
  • Age at Death                         32
  • Commemorated                   Cavalletto British cemetery, Italy. Plot 1, Row A, Grave 10                                                       CWGC   no 638919

The name Arthur Harrison appears on the Cotgrave War Memorial and the Memorial Board in All Saints Church. However he is not mentioned on the Nottingham Roll of Honour.
Arthur was the son of George and Charlotte Harrison who lived in Sheldon cottages on Sheldon farm, Stragglethorpe where he was employed as a Waggoner.  George and Charlotte had 7 children including Arthur. In 1901 at the age of 15, Arthur worked on the farm, but 10 years later he was living in 23 Milland Street in the Meadows, Nottingham and working as a railway engine stoker.
Exactly when Arthur volunteered to join the Army we are as yet unsure but we know that his unit, 11 Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers, served on the Western Front from August 1915 to November 1917 when they moved to Italy.
In March 1918 his unit was sent as part of 14 Corps to relieve the Italians on the Asiago Canove line which was under serious threat of breaking to the Austrians.  They attacked from Grappa to Canove in mid June 1918 and Arthur was most likely killed in the battle of the Asiago.
Arthur is buried in Cavalletto British cemetery, Italy, CWGC no 638919.

Harrison Graveyard