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Lieut John Harrison
Birth: Nov. 2, 1890
Death: May 3, 1917

World War I Victoria Cross Recipient. Born in East Yorkshire, England, he served as 2nd Lieutenant in the 11th Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment, British Army. On May 3, 1917, in an night attack near Oppy, France, one of 2nd Lieutenant Harrison's platoons became pinned down by machine gun fire. He led his company against the enemy trench under heavy rifle and machine-gun fire, but was repulsed. Reorganizing his command, he again attacked in darkness under terrific fire, but with no success. He then made a dash at the machine-gun alone, hoping to knock out the gun so save the lives of his company and was killed. For most conspicuous bravery, he was posthumously awarded the Victoria Cross presented to his wife at Buckingham Palace by King George V in March 1918. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
Burial:
Faubourg-d'Amiens Cemetery *
Arras
Departement du Pas-de-Calais
Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France
Plot: Arras Memorial, Bay 4 and 5 (No Known Grave)
*Memorial Site [?]
 
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Record added: Sep 21, 2004
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Lieut John Harrison
Added by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
 
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