Major R.S.H Harrison

Regiment: 7th Bn. Royal Dublin Fusiliers
Date published: 24/09/1915
Killed in action: Yes
Date of death: 16/08/1915
Information: Major R.S.H. Harrison, was the only son of the Rev. A. R. Harrison, Vicar of Tattenhall, Staffs. He was born in 1883 and was educated at Clifton and Sandhurst. He entered the Indian Army and was appointed to the 22nd Punjabs and was later transferred to the 51st Sikhs. He was at home on leave when war broke out and was attached to the 7th Battalion Royal Dublin Fusiliers, with whom he sailed for the Dardanelles in July and took part in the landing at Suvla Bay and the subsequent heavy fighting, in which his battalion won for itself such a glorious name, though at the cost of many gallant lives. Where all were brave, Major Harrison's coolness and bravery were conspicuous, and he died at the head of his men in the action on August 16th. He had endeared himself to his company, who received the news of his death with the keenest regret.