Housing scheme honours Hull hero

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Published: Monday 11th May 2015 by The News Editor

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A former Hull rugby league hero – whose bravery on the field of play was surpassed by that in battle – is being posthumously recognised.

Jack Harrison is having a flagship city housing scheme named in his honour to mark 100 years since his death.

The former Hull FC star’s name is being lent to part of a new three-prong 316-apartment housing development across the city.

Harrison Park is among the schemes, totalling £80 million, due to finish in two years’ time. It is being described as a “valuable” resource to help people live independently in “vibrant”, “modern” environments for residents needing additional support.

The Second Lieutenant gave up his life in order to silence a First World War machine gun turned on his army colleagues.

The scheme is a joint development between the city council, Wates Living Space and Riverside housing association.

Project manager of Riverside, Sarah Knapp, said the scheme was an appropriate “tribute” to the memory of Mr Harrison’s “selfless bravery”.

Copyright Press Association 2015

Published: Monday 11th May 2015 by The News Editor

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