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Roll of Honour

Hartlepool seafarers lost at sea

Harrison, Thomas Robson

Able Seaman
12, Smith Street, Hartlepool

Lost on the steamship Lady Salisbury, of London. 

Thomas Robson Harrison was born in Hartlepool to parents Thomas Robson (a Brass Moulder), and Frances Harrison (born Sunderland), and baptised at Holy Trinity Church on July 14th, 1886. His parents address at this time is given as No.12, Sussex Street, Hartlepool.

The 1891 Census shows Thomas and Frances living at No.11, Croft Street, Hartlepool, with their eight children: Elizabeth H.T. (aged 14), Jane M. (aged 12), Henry (aged 10), Tamar T. (aged 8), Alice H. (aged 6), Thomas Robson (aged 4), George H. (aged 2), and 1-month old Mary.

On September 23rd, 1907, Thomas (recorded as a Seaman living at No.28, Durham Street, Hartlepool), married Lillian Maud Monaghan (aged 20, living at No.46, Arch Street, Hartlepool: father John a Plater). J. Monaghan and M. Harrison were the Witnesses.

The 1911 Census shows Thomas (listed as an Able Seaman in the coasting trade), Lillian and their 3-year old daughter Florence E. living at No.37, Corporation Road, Hartlepool.

At the time of Thomas' death in 1915, Lillian is recorded as living at No.12, Smith Street, Hartlepool.