From Hoole History and Heritage Society

HARRISON, William Allen

Regiment: “B” Coy. 7th Bn. King’s Shropshire Light Infantry

Rank: Private

Number: 26386

Died: 11 June 1917

Aged: 36

Buried/ Memorial: Duisans British Cemetery, Etrun, France

Address: 9 Vivian Terrace, Hoole Lane

Chester Chronicle 23 June 1917


We regret to record that Private W.A. Harrison of Vivian Terrace, Hoole Lane, Hoole, Chester, has died from wounds received in action. While serving with his regiment, the Shropshire Light Infantry, he received a shot wound in the abdomen. The surgeons at the overseas hospital performed an operation, but unfortunately it did not save the soldier’s life. He died in hospital on the 11th June, and the news was received in Chester on the 15th. Pte. Harrison who was in civil life a painter at Chester General Railway Station, volunteered at the beginning of the war and was sent to the front twelve months ago. He leaves a widow and four children, with whom deep sympathy is felt in their sad loss.

The 1911 Census shows William as a painter aged 30 at 9 Vivian Terrace with his wife Frances, daughters Frances & Clara and sons John & William.