Thomas Harrison, a taxi driver, 259 Eccles New Rd, Salford died in Dublin during the 1916 Easter Rising.
THOMAS HARRISON Rank: Private Service No: M2/156059 Date of Death: 29/04/1916 Regiment/Service: Army Service Corps 615th M.T. Coy. Grave Reference CE. 646. Cemetery GRANGEGORMAN MILITARY CEMETERY
From the Salford Reporter 1916: PRIVATE THOMAS HARRISON: VICTIM OF THE DUBLIN REBELLION
Private Thomas Harrison (156059), Army Service Corps (Mechanical Transport), whose address was 259 Eccles New Road, Salford, has been killed in Dublin, The incident occurred on April 28. He was 25 years of age and prior to his enlistment was a taxi-cab driver in Manchester, stationed at St Ann's Square. Mr and Mrs Harrison who reside at the address given, have received the following letter from Private C F Davies also of the A.S.C. (M.T.), who is well known locally- "I have a very hard duty to perform in writing you re your son, Tom. I expect by now you have heard from the War Office of the sad loss. Tom was driving a motor vehicle along with him when the Sinn Feiners opened fire on us, and we were both wounded. Tom received several shots in the leg, and although severely wounded he held on very bravely until we were out of firing range."
1911 a7 259 & 261 Eccles New Rd Salford Surname is Harrison but transcribed as Hamson. Thomas William Hamson 50 Mary Ellen Hamson 51 Annie Hamson 28 William Hamson 26 George Hamson 24 Agnes Hamson 21 Maria Hamson 25 Thomas Hamson 19 Pawnbroker Assistant May Hamson 17 Edith Hamson 15 Herbert Hamson 13 Hilda Hamson 11 Norman Hamson 9
Charles Frederick Davies Regiment or Corps: Army Service Corps Regimental Number: DM2/154805 Rank: Serjeant