- Second World War (1939-1945)
- Warrent Officer 2nd Class
- 2nd Battalion, The Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment
- Awarded on:
- October 22nd, 1940
"The enemy were shelling ‘B’ Company’s forward position at Avelghem when P.S.M. Warren was reported as seriously injured and unable to move in front. C.S.M. Harrison immediately called for a volunteer and with Private Peakes went out, still under shell and rifle fire, and with no regard to his own safety brought back the wounded Warrant Officer. During the withdrawal through La Panne his Company Commander was seriously wounded. He arranged for him to be assisted to the beach and then took charge of the Company. He obtained a motor cycle and under heavy shelling found an alternative route to the beaches in order to minimise losses to the Company. He thereby managed to bring about 75 percent of the Company to the beaches where he had them under complete control. Throughout the Flanders withdrawal, C.S.M. Harrison by displaying consistent courage and leadership was a fine example to those around him."