1. Grave:Daours Communal Cemetery ExtensionVIII. A. 30.
2. Book:The (1921) Masonic Roll of Honour 1914-1918Pg.124
3. Memorial:The (1940) Scroll - WW1 Roll of Honour45D GQS

Awards & Titles:


Family :

Husband of Mary Harrison, of 42, Larch Rd., Birkenhead.

Education & Career :

Hotel Proprietor, Liverpool (1907).

Service Life:


Unit / Ship / Est.: 10th Battalion (1st Gwent) South Wales Borderers 

10th (Service) Battalion (1st Gwent) Formed at Brecon in October 1914 by the Welsh National Executive Committee. Moved by end of December 1914 to Colwyn Bay and attached to 130th Brigade, 43rd Division. 29 April 1915 : formation renamed 115th Brigade, 38th (Welsh) Division. Moved to Hursley Park (Winchester) in July 1915 but thence to Hazeley Down. Landed at Le Havre on 4 December 1915.

Action : The Second Battles of the Somme 1918 

21 August - 3 September 1918. Following the success at Amiens which Ludendorf described as "the black day for the German army" the conditions were right for the advance to be continued over the old Somme battlefield. Astonishingly the battlefield was crossed in 10 days, compared with the four months of the first battle. The Germans were pushed back towards the Hindenburg Line defences.

Detail :

Newspaper Article - Source and Date Unknown "Sergeant Joe Harrison (38), who has been killed in action joined the colours 2 1/2 years ago. He was well known in the sporting world. His widow and six children live at 11, Alverstone-avenue, Park-road North, Birkenhead. the late sergeant was a Freemason and a member of the Egremont Lodge 2872 and the Barron Egerton Lodge, Birkenhead."

Masonic :

TypeLodge Name and No.Province/District :
Mother : Egremont No. 2872 E.C.Cheshire
Joined : Baron Egerton No. 3513 E.C. Cheshire

4th March 1907
2nd April 1907
6th May 1907

War Service for 2 years and annotated "Killed in action Aug 25 1918". He joined Baron Egerton Lodge No. 3513 in October 1913 and remained a member until his death, recorded also his war service and "Died 28.8.18.""

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