Sergeant Arthur Harrington DCM, The King's Royal Rifle Corps, 1903 (c).
Photograph, 1903 (c).
Arthur Harrington (1869-1915) joined 1st Battalion The Lincoln Regiment on 22 November 1892, but transferred to 3rd Battalion The King's Royal Rifle Corps (KRRC) to serve with his elder brother on 10 October 1894. He served in Egypt and India and by March 1898 had been promoted to sergeant. Harrington then fought in the Boer War (1899-1902) where he was awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal. He was made a colour sergeant in November 1903.
After many years of Regular service Harrington later transferred to the Territorial Force, joining the 9th Volunteer Battalion of the KRRC (later re-named 5th Battalion The London Regiment). By 1914 he had reached the rank of regimental sergeant-major.
Mobilised in August 1914, after several months training his battalion landed at Le Havre on 17 November and went into the line with 11th Brigade in 4th Division. Harrington was killed at the 2nd Battle of Ypres on 28 April 1915.
From a collection of photographs and postcards collected by RSM Arthur George Harrington, King's Royal Rifle Corps and London Rifle Brigade, 1899-1914.
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