Lance Sergeant Thomas Harrison

Lance Segeant Thomas Harrison 1st/7th, Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers. He was killed in action on 26th April 1915 at the Battle of St. Julien as part of the Second Battle of Ypres. This was a British counter-offensive following a successful German gas attack a few days earlier which captured the village. The 1st/7th Battalion were a Territorial Unit and part of the 149th Northumbrian Brigade which suffered heavily on that day losing nearly 2000 men including their Commanding Officer Brigadier General James Riddell. Lance Sergeant Harrison was married and lived at Dock View, Tweedmouth and had been an enthusiastic Piper in the Town band. He is commemorated on the Menin Gate, Ypres, Flanders, Belgium.

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