Frank Holland Harrison
Private 241068 2/5th Duke of Wellingtons West Riding Regiment.
Killed in action on 3 May 1917, the worst day of the war when many Huddersfield soldiers were lost. B, C & D Companies came under heavy shell, rifle & machine gun fire & were held up in front of the enemy front line trench, small parties holding out in shell holes until after dark when they retired to embankment. Battalion suffered heavy casualties West of Bullecourt.
His name is on the Arras Memorial at Faubourg-D’Amiens Cemetery.
He was reported missing on May 21st 1917.
He was formerly employed at the Huddersfield Club and was the son of Police Constable Henry B Harrison of the West Riding Constabulary, 65 Merton Street Huddersfield.
Frank’s father, Henry, had joined the 20th Hussars on 2 March 1886 aged 18 years 10 months and when discharged in February, 1898 was a corporal.
In 1911 the family were living at Ellis Square, Kirkburton and Frank, who had two younger sisters, Winifred Ivy and Louie Mary, was a joiner’s apprentice.