James Harrison (British Army officer)

Major-General James Murray Robert Harrison CB DSO (1 October 1880 – 30 December 1957) was a British Army officer who became Lieutenant Governor of Jersey.

James Harrison
Born(1880-10-01)1 October 1880
Welshpool, Montgomeryshire, Wales[1]
Died30 December 1957(1957-12-30) (aged 77)[2]
Chelsea, London, England
AllegianceUnited Kingdom United Kingdom
Service/branchFlag of the British Army.svg British Army
Years of service1900–1941
Commands held55th Division
Royal School of Artillery
2nd Anti-Aircraft Division
Battles/warsWorld War I
World War II
AwardsCompanion of the Order of the Bath
Distinguished Service Order

Military careerEdit

Harrison was commissioned into the Royal Artillery in 1900[3] and served in the First World War.[4] He was appointed Commander Royal Artillery for the 55th Division in 1930, Commandant of the Royal School of Artillery at Larkhill in 1932, and Major-General Royal Artillery in India in 1935.[5]

He went on to be General Officer Commanding 2nd Anti-Aircraft Division in 1936.[5] In 1939, he became Lieutenant Governor of Jersey but held the role only until June 1940 when the island came under German occupation.[5][6] He retired in 1941.[5]


In 1925, he married Stella Mary Travers-Smith.[7]


  1. ^ 1881 Wales Census
  2. ^ England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858–1995
  3. ^ "No. 27189". The London Gazette. 4 May 1900. p. 2845.
  4. ^ "No. 30631". The London Gazette (Supplement). 15 April 1918. p. 4524.
  5. ^ a b c d Profile, Generals.dk; accessed 7 April 2016.
  6. ^ Mallams of Oxford
  7. ^ Conqueror 100
Government offices
Preceded by
Sir Horace Martelli
Lieutenant Governor of Jersey
Succeeded by
German occupation