Born Ballymena, Northern Ireland, 27/09/1878. Son of John James Harbison (1844-1921) and McCrory (1842-1913). He had five brothers and two sisters.
A well-known figure on the City of Hull Tramways and member of the St John Ambulance Brigade. He lived at 4 Sculcoates Lane (1901 Census) and 35 Suffolk Street, Beverley Road, Hull (1911 Census)
He enlisted in Croydon. One of 50 volunteers who helped the RAMC (Canadian contingent). Died of Cholera in Iraq, on 14/07/1916. His home was in Ballymena, Ireland. His death was reported in the Hull Daily Mail, on 15/09/1916, with his photograph.
His army effects were left to Robert Harbison and Frederick H. Pielon.