Harrison Funeral 1915

Perth Daily News, Tuesday 19 January 1915

Albany Notes
Funeral of Private Harrison an impressive ceremony. Albany, Jan 18

The funeral of Private Harrison, a member of the Australian Expeditionary Forces, who died in the hospital yesterday afternoon, took place this afternoon, the deceased being accorded full military honours, and the ceremony was a most impressive one.

The college leaving the hospital was as follows: Firing party from the R.A.G.A., Albany Band (playing the Dead March in 'Saul'), gun carriage bearing the coffin, drawn by members of  the naval cadets, detachment of naval cadets, squad of 88th Infantry, visiting troopers, detachment of No 1 WA Co., AGA and RAGA Non-commissioned and commissioned officers.

The route of procession was down Vancouver Street and Parade Street, along Duke Street, York Street and onto Middleton Road cemetery. The service at the grave side was conducted by the Rev H. Freeman, the remains being interred in the Presbyterian Cemetery.

At the graveside the firing party fired the salute and the Last Post was sounded by Trumpeter Jobson. The parade was under Major Meeks and other officers on parade were Lieut. Jones, RAGA and Mr E S Mutton, SDWO.

On the return from the cemetery the lively air of A Long Way to Tipperary was played as they marched.

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