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  • This photo was first published in the Retford Times on 20th Sept 1918 following the death of Edward Harrison
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Epworth, Lincolnshire
Susan Fletcher had married George Fawcett in 1865 and had four children. Her husband died in 1882 and she remarried to William Harrison of Epworth, Lincolnshire in 1886. She bought with her, her youngest son, Sydney Fawcett with her into the marriage. The following year, 1887 a son, named Edward, was born to them. The family took residence in Owston Ferry where William worked as a farm labourer. By 1901, Sydney was employed as a joiner and wheelwright with Edward (or “Ted” as he was generally referred to) earning his living working in a rope works as a twine spinner. By 1911, both the boys had left home, Sydney having married in 1906 and Edward working as a servant, wagoner on the Horbery Farm at West Stockwith. William had found work as a navvy working at warping drains.
Employed by Mr J Horberry of The Grange, Walkeringham for nine years. (Mr Horberry's son, Thomas, was killed 6 September 1918)
11 Aug 1918
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Private
5/6th Bn Royal Scots (Lothian Regiment)
Ted enlisted in Retford in April 1916 giving his birth place as Epworth , he served with the 5/6th battalion Royal Scots (Lothian Regiment) He went to France in December 1916 was killed in action on 3rd August and is buried in Bouchoir New British Cemetery, France
Pte Ted Harrison Retford Times 20th Sept 1918 Walkeringham mourns the loss of yet another member of its Roll of Honour. Pte Ted Harrison, Royal Scots, was killed in action on August 3rd. He was 32 years of age and the youngest son of Mr and Mrs W Harrison, Owston Ferry. He enlisted in April 1916 and went to France the following December, since which time he has been fighting continuously except for short leaves. Previous to his enlistment he had been for nine years with Mr J Horberry, the Grange, and was a good faithful servant, winning the entire trust and confidence of his employer. A memorial service was held in Church on Sunday evening Sept 8th when an impressive sermon was preached by the vicar. Miss Spencer sang with great feeling “ Blessed are the departed” from “the Last Judgement” and also played the “Dead March”. Much sympathy is felt in the village for his aged parents. Nottinghamshire Archives, ref PR 25,538, Walkeringham St Mary ‘Gorham’s Diary’: 8 September 1918, memorial service for Pte E Harrison, killed in France. He had been one of Mr J Horberry's hands for many years.'
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  • This photo was first published in the Retford Times on 20th Sept 1918 following the death of Edward Harrison
    Edward Harrison - This photo was first published in the Retford Times on 20th Sept 1918 following the death of Edward Harrison