Lt. Melvill: Well done, Sir! Did you see that Noggs? Deceived him with the up and took him with the down. Norris-Newman: Well well, this one\'s a grandfather at least. If he\'d been a Zulu in his prime I\'d have given odds against your lancer, Mr.Melvill.
HomeHome  CalendarCalendar  GalleryGallery  PublicationsPublications  FAQFAQ  SearchSearch  RegisterRegister  Log inLog in  
Latest topics
» Rorke's Drift by those who were there.
Today at 5:56 pm by rusteze

» Jason Askew New Younghusband Commisison
Today at 8:15 am by SRB1965

» Staff Veterinary Surgeon T. P. Gudgin
Today at 3:09 am by 90th

» Brigade Surgeon C. S. Wills
Yesterday at 6:47 pm by 1879graves

» ‘The Battle of Isandlwana’ by Charles Fripp
Yesterday at 1:43 pm by rusteze

» Colonel H. L. Ellaby
Yesterday at 9:54 am by 1879graves

» Legacy: Rorkes Drift Heroes
Yesterday at 12:53 am by xhosa2000

» Mr. Coar (Chaplains' Department)
Sun Sep 23, 2018 6:04 pm by 1879graves

» Brigade Surgeon E. J. Boulton
Sun Sep 23, 2018 5:02 pm by 1879graves

Sun Sep 23, 2018 11:17 am by 1879graves

» Colonel J. S. Young
Sun Sep 23, 2018 10:51 am by 1879graves

» Major General Brownrigg
Sun Sep 23, 2018 10:18 am by 1879graves

» Sir Edward Morris
Sun Sep 23, 2018 9:59 am by 1879graves

» Major A. V. O'Brien
Sun Sep 23, 2018 9:50 am by 1879graves

» Sir M. J. Clarke
Sun Sep 23, 2018 9:26 am by 1879graves

Lt. (Brevet Major) J.R.M. Chard, 5th Field Company, Royal Engineers--Rorke's Drift and Ulundi
(Mac and Shad) Isandula Collection)
Rededication Rorke's Drift Defender William Wilcox. 8th May 2011 Dolton Devon.

Display results as :
Rechercher Advanced Search
Top posters
Frank Allewell
Mr M. Cooper
Fair Use Notice
Fair use notice. This website may contain copyrighted material the use of which has not been specifically authorised by the copyright owner. We are making such material and images are available in our efforts to advance the understanding of the “Anglo Zulu War of 1879. For educational & recreational purposes. We believe this constitutes a 'fair use' of any such copyrighted material, as provided for in UK copyright law. The information is purely for educational and research purposes only. No profit is made from any part of this website. If you hold the copyright on any material on the site, or material refers to you, and you would like it to be removed, please let us know and we will work with you to reach a resolution.
Top posting users this month
John Young
Frank Allewell
Most active topics
Isandlwana, Last Stands
Pte David Jenkins. 'Forgotten' Survivor of Rorke's Drift Returned to Official Records
Durnford was he capable.1
Durnford was he capable.5
Durnford was he capable. 4
The ammunition question
Durnford was he capable. 3
Durnford was he capable.2
Pte David Jenkins. 'Forgotten' Survivor of Rorke's Drift Returned to Official Records
The missing five hours.

Share | 

 Lieutenant-Colonel H. A. Harrisson, 1/24th Foot

Go down 


Posts : 7058
Join date : 2009-04-24
Age : 50
Location : Down South.

PostSubject: Lieutenant-Colonel H. A. Harrisson, 1/24th Foot    Thu Sep 15, 2016 7:50 pm

Lieutenant-Colonel H. A. Harrisson, 1/24th Foot

South Africa 1877-79, 1 clasp, 1877-8 (Capt. H. A. Harrisson. 1-24th Foot.)

"Henry Albert Harrisson was born on 10 April 1841, at Tolthorpe Hall, a fine Elizabethan Manor-house in County Rutland, near the town of Stamford. He was commissioned as Ensign in the 24th Foot on 1 April 1859; Lieutenant, 29 July 1861; Captain 8 March 1867; Major, 7 July 1880; Honorary Lieutenant-Colonel retired, 7 July 1880.

Harrisson, whose name is frequently misspelt with a single ‘s’, served in South Africa from 28 March 1874 to 2 October 1879, including the Kaffir War of 1877-78, in command of “H” Company at St John’s River throughout the war.

The regimental history states: ‘On 17th August, 1878, Captain Harrison (sic) and Lieutenants Spring and Roche, with “B” company 1st battalion 24th, consisting of four sergeants, five corporals, two drummers, and seventy-four privates, marched from King William’s Town to the mouth of St John’s, or Umzinvarboo, river, in Pondoland, where a settlement had been purchased from the Pondo chief, N’quaci. The British flag was hoisted there for the first time by Lieutenant-General the Honble. T. A. Thesiger, C.B., on the 24th August, 1878, and an earthwork, to which the name of Fort Harrison was given, was thrown up by the detachment. “B” (since “H”) company remained at St John’s river mouth throughout the period of the subsequent Zulu War."
Source : saleroom.com
Back to top Go down


Posts : 9785
Join date : 2009-04-07
Age : 62
Location : Melbourne, Australia

PostSubject: Lt Col H.A Harrisson 1 / 24th    Fri Sep 16, 2016 6:11 am

Just wishing to clarify that Harrisson took no part in the AZW , as you can see by the Clasp 77-78 .
90th Salute
Back to top Go down

Posts : 69
Join date : 2011-02-26
Location : Scotland

PostSubject: Re: Lieutenant-Colonel H. A. Harrisson, 1/24th Foot    Fri Sep 16, 2016 10:55 am

Quote :
clarify that Harrisson took no part in the AZW , as you can see by the Clasp 77-78

He did take part in the Zulu War, he just didn't cross into Zululand during the War, so no '79' date on the clasp Wink

Back to top Go down
Sponsored content

PostSubject: Re: Lieutenant-Colonel H. A. Harrisson, 1/24th Foot    

Back to top Go down
Lieutenant-Colonel H. A. Harrisson, 1/24th Foot
Back to top 
Page 1 of 1

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
Jump to: