2nd Lieutenant William Harrison

Biography of 2nd Lieutenant William Harrison

William Harrison was born in Lesmahagow to Elizabeth and Dr John Harrison. He studied at Glasgow Academy.

In 1914 William came to the University of Glasgow to study for a degree in Medicine. He was a good student and received a 'credible mention' for his work in Practical Botany, first class honours for his class in Practical Zoology and a first class certificate in Medical Physics. Unfortunately he never completed his degree, as he joined the army having spent some of his time at university in the Officer Training Corps.

William was in the Special Reserve of Officers and then was in the 3rd Battlion Gordon Highlanders attatched to the 2nd Battalion Seaforth Highlanders. He was wounded in fighting on 1st July 1916 and died four days later on 5th July. He is buried in the Doullens Communal Cemetery Extension.


2nd Lieutenant William Harrison
Rank: 2nd Lieutenant
Regiment: 3rd Bn. Gordon Highlanders attd. 2nd Bn. Seaforth Highlanders
Degree: Student
Awards: N/A
Comments: Died of wounds, 5 July 1916.
Note/Press Clipping: Ch 4/4/2/3/710, 722
Photo ID: Ch 4/4/2/2/91

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