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Welcome to The Path of the Remembered,

A crowd-sourced tribute to thousands of people connected to the Battle of the Somme

Marsha Brooks for William Henry Harrison

Dedicated to William Henry Harrison

by Marsha Brooks

My Mum used to tell me stories of her Dad fighting in the War. Unfortunately he died before I was born; my Mum died quite a while ago too. I’ve recently looked at my family tree and I decided to find ‘Bill’s’ war records too. Central Library held everything I needed to know, it was a wonderful feeling finally finding him and I realised everything my Mum said was true. Now I’ve found him I just don’t want to forget.

Born 1888 William Henry Harrison served in the Manchester Regiment from 1914 to 1926.

Drawn by Nicole Katie Yeung Aged 16.