Died 3rd September 1916
No. 23256 of the Bedfordshire Regiment, 4th Battalion.
Born: Woburn Sands, 29th September 1893
Resided: Woburn Sands
Enlisted: 15th – 16th November, 1915 at Ampthill

Harold’s parents were Joseph, a labourer, and Emma. The 4th Beds went to France in July 1916. After training in France when they arrived, the Battalionn were split in half and put into the trenches under supervision for the first time at the end of August. Harry was one of the first to fall in active service in the 4th Battalion, being wounded during their very first spell in the front lines. He died of wounds on Sunday, 3rd September 1916.

He is listed on the Barlin Communal Cemetery Extension, Pas de Calais, France. Listed on the Woburn Sands Memorial. His army service papers have not survived.

Page’s Medal card.

Some details kindly provided by Steve Fuller, “The Bedfordshire Regiment in the Great War”, at



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