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VC819   John Harrison

Name   John Harrison   No.      POSTHUMOUS

VC Issue No.   819   Awards   VC   MC

Regiment   East Yorkshire Regiment, 11th  (Service) Battalion, No. 6 Company

Later   Prince of Wales Regiment

Now   1st Battalion, The Yorkshire Regiment

Rank VC Won   Temporary Second Lieutenant

Rank End Of Career   Temporary Second Lieutenant

Place Of Birth   20 Williamson Street, Drypool, Sculcoates, Kingston-upon-Hull, Humberside, England

Place Of Death   Oppy, France

Buried/Location Ashes   Location unknown, Pas de Calais, France


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone   Named on the Arras Memorial to the Missing (CWGC)    Plot/Grave no.   

Gazetted   14 June 1917

VC Presented   2 March 1918 by King George V at Buckingham Palace, London, England to his widow, Lilian


P  Named on Arras Memorial to the Missing (bay 4-5), Faubourg d'Amiens Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France

P  Named on Regimental War Memorial, Beverley Minster, Beverley, East Yorkshire

Named on War Memorial, St Marys Church, Lowgate, Kingston upon Hull, East Yorkshire

P  Bronze Plaque from Lime Street Boys School, The Guildhall, Kingston upon Hull, East Yorkshire

Memorial Plaque, Malet Lambert School, James Reckitt Avenue, Kingston upon Hull, East Yorkshire

P  Memorial, outside K.C. Stadium, Kingston upon Hull, East Yorkshire

P  Named on Victoria Cross Memorial, Paragon Square, Kingston upon Hull, East Yorkshire

Portrait, Citation Plaque and Named on War Memorial, York St John University, York, North Yorkshire

P  Jack Harrison Court, Kingston upon Hull, East Yorkshire

By The Way…

Always known as Jack, he scored the winning try in the 1914 Cup Final at Wakefield

The Bronze plaque unveiled in May 1921 at Lime Street School, later moved to the Guildhall when the School was bombed during the Second World War

VC Held By

Prince of Wales's Own Regiment of Yorkshire Museum, 3 Tower Street, York, Yorkshire, England



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The First World War

BORN   2 November 1890

DIED   3 May 1917   AGE   26

VC Won   3 May 1917   AGE   26

Place VC Won   Oppy, France

War/Campaign   First World War 1917