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Harrisons - Commonwealth War Graves

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission database lists the following Harrisons and their relations described on this website who were killed in the course of military service:

Casualty Details

Name: HARRISON [Arthur (1) Harrison]
Initials: A
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Manchester Regiment
Unit Text: 1st Bn.
Age: 21
Date of Death: 09/01/1917
Service No: 32408

Additional Information: Son of Mr. G. Harrison, of 118, Mill St., Ancoats, Manchester.
[Son of George (1) Harrison.]

Commemorative Information
Casualty Type:	Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference:	XXIII. A. 7.

Location: Amara is a town on the left bank of the Tigris some 520 kilometres from the sea. 
The War Cemetery is a little east of the town between the left bank of the river and the 
Chahaila Canal.

Historical Information:
Amara was occupied by the Mesopotamian Expeditionary Force on 3 June 1915 and it 
immediately became a hospital centre. The accommodation for medical units on both banks 
of the Tigris was greatly increased during 1916 and in April 1917, seven general hospitals 
and some smaller units were stationed there. Amara War Cemetery contains 4,621 burials 
of the First World War, more than 3,000 of which were brought into the cemetery after 
the Armistice. 925 of the graves are unidentified. In 1933, all of the headstones were 
removed from this cemetery when it was discovered that salts in the soil were causing 
them to deteriorate. Instead a screen wall was erected with the names of those buried 
in the cemetery engraved upon it. Plot XXV is a Collective Grave, the individual 
burial places within this are not known. There are also seven non-war graves in 
the cemetery.
No. of Identified Casualties: 3703

Name: BELFIELD, ALBERT [probably husband of Lilian (1) Harrison] Nationality: United Kingdom Rank: Driver Regiment/Service: Royal Army Service Corps Unit Text: 122 S.T. Coy. Date of Death: 09/11/1940 Service No: T/75450 Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 16. Column 1. Memorial: BROOKWOOD MEMORIAL [Surrey]