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Arthur Henry Harrison

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Portrait, Arthur Henry Harrison in uniform 1900. - No known copyright restrictions

Portrait, Arthur Henry Harrison in uniform 1900. - No known copyright restrictions

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Arthur Henry AWMM
  • Surname
    Harrison AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    337 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Colyton, Feilding, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Edwin Harrison (father), Feilding, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 20 January 1900 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    South Africa Unknown AWMM Farmer/Civilian AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Died of Sickness, Cause of Death AWMM
    Enteric fever AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of Edwin and Jane Harrison, Feilding, New Zealand

    Grave is registered and marked with Iron Cross on which there is engraved brass plate. This was erected by the 2nd New Zealand Mounted Rifles.

    The Auckland Museum Library's manuscripts collection holds a family tree relating to the Harrison family. [Ref. MS 2008/53]

    Before World War I, enteric fever, or typhoid fever, was the scourge of armies, and in the Anglo-Boer War killed more soldiers than enemy action. It is caused by a bacteria entering the body via contaminated food or water. Early symptoms include high fever, headaches and lassitude. Follicles along the intestinal walls later become inflamed, often leading to perforation and hemorrhaging. Other complications include gall bladder, pneumonia or heart failure.

    At the time of the Boer War, there were no antibiotic remedies for the disease.

    Father was named Edwin Thomas Harrison. AWMM
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Death

About death

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  • Death
    • 22 February 1901 AWMM
      Age 24 AWMM
      NaauwportSouth Africa AWMM
    • 22 February 1901 Noel Smith Research Project
      Age 25 AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Naauwport Cemetery, South Africa AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    • Ranfurly Veterans' Home, 539 Mount Albert Road, Three Kings, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
    • Memorial, St Andrew's Anglican Church, Colyton, New Zealand AWMM
    • Memorial plaque, 2nd New Zealand Contingent, Boer War 1900, Ranfurly Veterans' Home, Auckland AWMM
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, South African War Memorial 1899 - 1902 AWMM

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