2nd Lt
Cyril Henry Harrison

Informations sur naissance

Date de naissance:
26/11/1896
Lieu de naissance:
Romford, Essex, Angleterre, Royaume-Uni

Informations générales

Profession:
Employé d'une entrprise de transport

Informations service militaire

Pays:
Angleterre, Royaume-Uni
Force armée:
British Expeditionary Force
Rang:
Second Lieutenant
Numéro de service:
/
Incorporation date:
03/09/1914
Incorporation nom de lieu:
Worthing, Sussex, Angleterre, Royaume-Uni
Unités:
 —  The Prince of Wales’s Volunteers (South Lancashire Regiment), 10th Bn. attd. Lancashire Fusiliers 1/5th Bn.  (Attaché)

Informations sur décès

Date de décès:
06/09/1917
Lieu de décès:
Frezenberg, Belgique
Cause du décès:
Killed in action (K.I.A.)
Âge:
20

Mémorial

Tyne Cot Memorial
Panneau: 92

Distinctions et médailles 3

1914-15 Star
Médaille
British War Medal
Médaille
Victory Medal
Médaille

Points d'intérêt 2

#1 Lieu de naissance
#2 Lieu d'enrôlement

Mon histoire

On Thursday 6 September 1917 the 125th Brigade consisting of the 1/5th and 1/6th Lancashire Fusiliers, with the 1/7th and 1/8th in support, attacked the positions Iberian, Borry and Beck House Farms. These former farms were German strongpoints in the German defense and were well defended by Pillboxes.
At zero hour, 7.30 a.m. the 125th Brigade attacked these positions under the cover of a creeping barrage. Beck House had been captured fairly quickly by a company of the 1/6th. The attack on Borry Farm was less successful and was held up by Machine Gun fire from Vampir. Owing to the heavy machine gun fire the troops of the 1/5th advancing on Borry Farm were forced to dig in.
The two companies from the 1/6th attacking Iberian Farm were forced to pull back due to heavy machine gun fire from the Southern slopes of Hill 35. After the withdrawal from Iberian Farm the left flank of Beck House was up in the air and the Germans were able to launch a counterattack. At 10.45 the Germans launched a bombing counterattack which retook Beck House Farm, killing or capturing all but two of the Fusiliers.
After the fall of Beck House Farm the 1/5th near Borry Farm had their left flank exposed, and a German counterattack at 7.30 p.m. forced them to fall back.
We believe that 2nd Lieutenant Harrison Cyril Henry was one of the casualties who fell trying to take Borry Farm in the area of Frezenberg.

Sources 2

1/5 Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers (The National Archives, KEW (TNA), WO 95/2654/2).
https://nationalarchives.gov.uk
Sources utilisées
McCarthy C., The Third Ypres Passchendaele. The Day-by-Day Account (London, Arms & Armour Press, 1995) pg. 66-67.
Sources utilisées

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