Dellar, Henry James

From 'Our Local Patriots' published by the Herts Pictorial

 Dellar, Henry James

 

Military History:

 

Regiment:
Hertfordshire Regiment
1st Battalion

Rank:
Private

Regimental Number:
5816

Date of Enlisting:
1.11.1915

Date of death:
9.3.1916

 

Cemetery/ Memorial:             

UK Cemetery/Memorial:
St Mary’s Ashwell Churchyard,
Ashwell Village War Memorial,
St Mary’s Church Honours Roll

 

Henry served as a private in the Hertfordshire Regiment, 1st Battalion, regimental number 5816.  He died in hospital in Aylesbury on 9th March 1916.

Henry is buried in the St Mary’s Churchyard, Ashwell.  He is commemorated on the St Mary’s Church Ashwell Roll of Honour and on the Ashwell Village War Memorial.

He was awarded the Victory Medal and the British War Medal.

 

Family History:

 

Date of Birth:
c. 1888

Birth Place:
Melbourn, Cambridgeshire

Residence:
Ashwell, Hertfordshire

Marriage:
Single

 

Henry was born in Melbourn, Cambridgeshire second son of David and Ellen (nee Hobbs) Dellar, but the 1901 census shows the family living in Station Rd, Ashwell.  The 1911 census shows that David and Ellen had 12 children, eight of whom were surviving but only 3 are listed on the census. At the time of his death his parents were living in Hinxworth Road, Ashwell.

Henry was a pupil at the Merchant Taylors School, Ashwell.  Before enlisting in the army Henry was a domestic gardener.

 

Commentary:

Name:  Henry James Dellar
Birth   Place:  Melbourn, Cambridgeshire
Residence:  Ashwell, Hertfordshire
Death   Date:  9.3.1916
Enlistment   Place:  Hertford
Rank:  Private
Regiment:  Hertfordshire Regiment
Battalion:  1st Battalion
Regimental   Number:          5816
Type of   Casualty:  Died at home
Theatre   of War:  Western European Theatre of War, France and Flanders

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