Thursday, September 17, 2015

Researchers locate war grave of George Harrison's grandfather

In Hunter Davies' authorized biography of the Beatles, George Harrison recounts how his grandfather, Henry Harrison, died in the World War I Battle of Mons in France.

However, researchers now claim to have found a grave for Pvt. Harrison at the site of a different, the Battle of Loos. It's believed that Harrison died on the first day of fighting, on Sept. 25, 1915.

The 2,000 men who died in the battle were buried at Commonwealth War Grave Cemetery, north of Lens in the Pas de Calais. Only 218 of those killed are in named graves, including Harrison.


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