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Photos courtesy Nigel Harrison
Robert worked as a horse driver for most of his working life. Enlisting in 1915, he entered France as a signaller in 1917 and was posted to the 58th Brigade. In 1918 he was posted to the UK for disposal as a ‘pivotal man’, which was a class whose early release was deemed essential for the resumption of civilian industry.
He married Mary Edna Isabella MARTIN in 1922. In the marriage entry in the Register he is aged 30 and a horse driver from Bullbridge with father John, a labourer. His wife was sister to Herbert Wilfred MARTIN and Ernest MARTIN.
Army Service Record
Enlisted Dec 1915; address Bull Bridge; aged 24 years 2 months; working as a horse driver; unmarried. Address for pay was Bullbridge; born 1891; posted gunner 2/11/16;. Admitted to hospital 2/10/17; To France 11/6/17; signaller; embarked ss Princess Victoria 27/4/18; discharged 7/1/19
Discharged under Para 392 (XXVIII)
Medal Roll Index Card
He was awarded the Victory and British War Medals
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1918 Voters List
John Robert Harrison, Bull Bridge; absent on military service.
1939 Register: Sawmills
John R Harrison b.9 October 1891; horse attendant
Mary E I Harrison b.15 July 1896
Robert I Harrison b.17 January 1927