Cpl Arthur John Harrison 6-C-12
Arthur (Bud) was born on July 20 1921 in Vancouver as the son of Richard William (address unknwn) and Dorothy Lillian Harrison (both English), of New Westminster, British Columbia. His parents were married on February 26 1918 in London England. His brothers were William Frederick and Geoffrey Michael Harrison. And his other brother was Ernest David who died on Saturday January 27, 1945 age 21 during a patrol and he was then missed near the village of Leuth in Holland while serving the Canadian Scottish Regiment too. He is at the Groesbeek Memorial Panel 11.
His sisters were: Mrs. Beatrice May Messinger nee Harrison, Mrs. Lilie Eidet nee Harrison and Kathleen Harrison.
His profession was a sawmill worker and he was member of the Church of England.
He enlisted on June 18 1940 in New Westminster British Columbia and he went overseas to the UK on March 29 1942 and he went thereafter to France for the D-Day landing on June 6 1944.
Arthur was killed in action on Saturday June 10 age 22 in the B Coy near Putot en Bessin and he was temporarily buried there and on January 18 1945 reburied in Bretteville S/Laize.
At his headstone: OUR BELOVED “BUD” ALWAYS IN OUR HEARTS TILL WE MEET AGAIN
His medals were: 1939-45 Star; France Germany Star; Defence Medal; War Medal; CVSM & Clasp.
His name is at the monument in Putot en Bessin.