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Gerald James Charles Harrison

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Nominal Roll Vol 1, Page: 307 - No known copyright restrictions

Nominal Roll Vol 1, Page: 307 - No known copyright restrictions

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Gerald James Charles AWMM
  • Surname
    Harrison AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 6/2655 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    6 September 1894 Noel Smith and Lyn Griffiths research
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM 34 Webb Street, Saint Albans, Christchurch, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    J. Harrison (father), 34 Webb Street, Saint Albans, Christchurch, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 14 August 1915 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    Attack on Polderhoek Chateau AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 6/2655 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 Unknown AWMM CanterburyNew Zealand 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
    Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • Gerald Harrison was the son of James and Katherine Harrison of St Albans,Christchurch.

      Operation Orders for the attack on Polderhoek Chateau and grounds were issued on 1 December 1917.The assault was to take place on 3 December with two battalions of the 2nd Infantry Brigade in line, namely the 1st Battalion of Otago and the 1st Battalion of Canterbury. In addition to the artillery barrage which was to support the attack arrangements were made for the operation to be covered by a barrage of machine gun fire, by trench mortars and by a discharge of gas by 4in. Stokes mortars. The attack was not a success and a fatal miscalculation caused the two leading Companies (4th and 10th) to be caught in the destructive fire of their own artillery.Severe losses were incurred. See A.E. Byrne The Official History of the Otago Regiment in the Great War, p. 232ff. and David FergusonThe History of the Canterbury Regiment, NZEF 1914-1919, p. 212ff.There is a good map on p. 216/7 of this book. AWMM
    • James and Katherine Harrison farmed and raised their family in the mid-Canterbury area, firstly in the upper Ashburton River area, and then nearer Mt Somers. There is a memorial window in St Aidans church in Mt Somers to them, and to the sons that died in World War 1. Because Gerald's sister Connie married A.R Turnbull who farmed at Balcairn in North Canterbury, and another sister Annette married AR Turnbull's first cousin Dick Turnbull in Timaru, Gerald Harrison was is the great uncle of a number of North Canterbury and Timaru Turnbulls. Gerald thus had connections in the Balcairn/Amberley area. Public - Susan - Other relative - 12 October 2017 - Family history. Gerald Harrison was my grandmother Annette's brother. She was born in 9 April 1898. My aunt was named Geraldine, and my brother Andrew Gerald Turnbull was presumably also named after him. No family stories were told however.
    • James and Katherine Harrison farmed and raised their family in the mid-Canterbury area, firstly in the upper Ashburton River area, and then nearer Mt Somers. There is a memorial window in St Aidans church in Mt Somers to them, and to the sons that died in World War 1. Because Gerald's sister Connie married A.R Turnbull who farmed at Balcairn in North Canterbury, and another sister Annette married AR Turnbull's first cousin Dick Turnbull in Timaru, Gerald Harrison was is the great uncle of a number of North Canterbury and Timaru Turnbulls. Gerald thus had connections in the Balcairn/Amberley area. Public - Susan - Other relative - 12 October 2017 - Family history. Gerald Harrison was my grandmother Annette's brother. She was born in 9 April 1898. My aunt was named Geraldine, and my brother Andrew Gerald Turnbull was presumably also named after him. No family stories were told however.
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Death

About death

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  • Death
    3 December 1917 AWMM
    Age 22 AWMM
    YpresBelgium AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Hooge Crater Cemetery, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium AWMM 1XA.G.12 AWMM
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  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

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Sources

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  • External links
  • References
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1914-1919). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Volume I. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      Page No: 307 AWMM
    • Beattie, P.J. & Pomeroy, M. (2013-2020). Onward : portraits of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force (vols 1-5). Auckland, New Zealand: Fair Dinkum Publications AWMM
      Vol. 1: Includes portrait AWMM
    • The Fields of Remembrance Trust: Brothers Field, Auckland Museum (Armistice, 2018) AWMM
    • This record was partially completed by information provided by Noel George Smith and Lyn Griffiths (2021). AWMM

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