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Charles Frank Harrison

Charles Harrison was born on 21 November 1916 and enrolled at the School on 21 September 1927.

Charles was Captain of Bruce House and a member of the Cricket and Football XIs. He left school in 1935 aged 19 to become a Clerk in the National Provincial Bank and was at the Ripon branch at the outbreak of the Second World War.

He served during the War as a Leading Aircraftman in the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve and lost his life on 5 July 1941, aged 24, whilst travelling overseas.

Charles is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial overlooking the River Thames. The Air Forces Memorial records by name over 20,000 airmen who were lost in the Second World War during operations from bases in the United Kingdom and North and Western Europe, and who have no known grave.

His name is also recorded on the Grammar School’s War Honours Board — alongside the names of all of the Grammar School’s alumni to die in the First and Second World Wars.

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