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32541005   Private Francis Harbison
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Dated added: 19/02/2016   Last updated: 27/06/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 7th Infantry Regiment, US Army (United States Army)
Date Of Birth: 16/02/1909
Died: 16/10/1943 (Killed in Action)
Age: 34
Francis Harbison was the eldest son of Henry and Alice Harbison. He was born on 16th February 1909. He was the oldest of twelve children, all born in Ballyronan area. Henry Harbison was a farmer. Frank Harbison emigrated to the United States around 1929. He found employment with the Western Union Telegraph Company in New York. Frank enlisted in Pennsylvania shortly after the attack on Pearl Harbour. Private (First Class) Francis Harbison was serving with the 7th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division, when he was killed in action on 16th October 1943 in Italy.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Florence American Cemetery
  Florence, Impruneta
Grave Ref: Grave D-13-38
CWGC Casualty -1
Florence American Cemetery is located on the west side of Via Cassia, about seven and a half miles south of Florence. The Rome-Milan A1 autostrada passes near the cemetery.
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1 1911 census lists Harbison family Lists Francis as age 2 living with the family at house 19 in Ballyneil More, The Loop, Londonderry
2 American Battle Monuments Commission Details of where Private Frank Harbison is buried
3 Cookstown War Dead Also on Cookstown War Dead
4 NO Photo of grave
5 Limited details of Private Frank Harbison
6 Huntingdon County PA Private Frank Harbison, Huntingdon County PA
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