Friends of the Somme - Mid Ulster Branch  
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15/08/2018 Lance Corporal Adam Harbinson, 3rd Battalion, Royal Irish Fusiliers, has intimated to his relatives in Beechvalley, Dungannon, that he received a shrapnel wound in the left thigh some three weeks ago in northern France, and is now being treated in the Cheshire County Hospital. Lance Corporal Harbinson has been at the front since 1st January last and has taken part in all the engagements since.
15/08/2018 From the Mid Ulster Mail dated 15th May 1915: Dungannon Soldiers Wounded (Adam Harbinson – brother of William Harbinson)
08/09/2017 Other Dungannon soldiers home from the front wounded include Private Michael Wilson and Private Patrick Donnelly of the Dublin Fusiliers; Lance Corporal Adam Harbinson of the Royal Irish Rifles; and Private W J Wilson of the Irish Fusiliers.
08/09/2017 From the Tyrone Courier dated 8th July 1915: (Adam Harbinson – brother of William Harbinson)
07/09/2017 From the Tyrone Courier dated 10th June 1915: Coalisland Man’s Experiences (Adam Harbinson – brother of William Harbinson)
07/09/2017 Private R Cardwell, of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, writing to his mother, Mrs William Cardwell, Derry Green, Coalisland, says:- ‘We had a great battle with the Germans a few weeks ago and T Abernethy and I have come through safely. The Germans used poisonous gases on us but I only got a slight dose of it. It had terrible effects if you get a proper does of it. Adam Harbinson, of Dungannon, was wounded some time ago. The Canadians lost a terrible lot in the fight; they are a fine lot of chaps. It is terrible to see the dead lying everywhere.’ Private Abernethy mentions that he has received parcels of comforts from friends, and adds that at present, he is quite well.
30/12/2015 Private William Harbison, unofficially reported killed, is one of three soldier sons of Mr James Harbison, Clare Terrace, Dungannon. He was formerly in the employment of Mr James McAlister, Scotch Street, Dungannon as a carter. His brother Thomas is in hospital in England.
30/12/2015 The 1901 census records George as 13, working as a “Mill Worker Doffer”. Most of the rest of the family also worked in the mill. His father was a labourer. They were living in house 6 at Railway View, Dungannon.
30/12/2015 Family: James Harbinson, Mary Harbinson, Maggie Harbinson (born about 1879), Annie Harbinson (born about 1884), Eliza Harbinson (born about 1887), George Harbinson (born about 1888), William Harbinson (born about 1890), Adam Harbinson (born about 1892), Teresa Harbinson (born about 1894), Susan Harbinson (born about 1896)
30/12/2015 By the time of the 1911 census, William was living by himself in Drumcoo, Dungannon, Tyrone. He was 20 years old and single. William gives his occupation as horse trainer.
30/12/2015 The Harbinson family was living with the Cumberland family in Barrack Street, Dungannon. They are described in the census as “visitors”. William's father was still alive but not with the family.
30/12/2015 William enlisted in Dungannon
30/12/2015 Private William Harbinson was part of the Transport Section with the 9th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he was killed in action at the Somme on 1st July 1916.
30/12/2015 William was educated at Drumglass school.
30/12/2015 From the Mid Ulster Mail dated Saturday 22 July 1916: Private Thomas Harbison
30/12/2015 Mrs James Harbison, Clare Terrace, Dungannon, received the mournful intelligence on 12th July from her son Private Thomas Harbison, Tyrone volunteers, that another of her four soldier sons, Private William Harbison, of the Transport Section of the same battalion, had been killed in action. He had been in the employment of Mr James McAllister, Scotch Street, Dungannon.
30/12/2015 William Harbinson was the son of James and Mary Harbinson. He was born about 1890 in Tyrone.
30/12/2015 William worked for Mr James McAlister, Scotch Street, Dungannon as a carter.
30/12/2015 Private William Harbinson was one of a number of brothers who served. One of his brothers, Private Thomas Harbinson, was in hospital in England when William was killed.
30/12/2015 Newspaper reports from 1916 list his mother was living at Clare Terrace, Dungannon.
30/12/2015 From the Tyrone Courier dated 20 July 1916:
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