Critchley, Harry Fordham

Critchley, Henry Fordham


Military History:


Regiment:                               Not known

Rank:                                       Not known

Service Number:                    Not known

Date of Enlisting:                   Not known

Date of death:                        Not known

Cemetery/ Memorial:             Not known

UK Cemetery/Memorial:        St Mary’s Church Ashwell Roll of Honour


No military history is known for Henry (Harry).

He survived the war.  It is not known when he died.

He is commemorated on the St Mary’s Church Ashwell Roll of Honour.


Family History:


Date of Birth:                c1891

Birth Place:                   Ashwell, Hertfordshire

Residence:                    Argentina

Marriage:                       Not known


Henry (Harry) was born in Ashwell, Hertfordshire c1891, the son of Harold Dawson and Amy Corinne (nee Fordham) Critchley, grandson of Edward King Fordham of Redlands Grange, Ashwell.

In 1892, when Harry was one year old, he, his father, mother, and maid left England, via New York, for Calgary, Canada, where they settled.  His father was listed as a ‘Ranchero’ (rancher). On 25 March 1895 his father Harold was granted homestead rights in the Calgary area and the records for 1904 show his wife and four children as resident in England.

Amy Corinne returned to England in 1897 with her three children, Harry, Francis, and Rita with her maid, just before her fourth child Edward Oswald was born in Eastbourne, Sussex.  Amy died in Ashwell on 9 January 1944.

Harry returned to England in November 1914 listing his permanent address as England.  He enlisted in the army in December 1914.

After the War Harry settled in Argentina, where he worked for a bank, but returned to England for frequent visits over the years.

It is not known if he married nor when he died.

Harry’s younger brother, Edward enlisted in January 1915 with the Inns of Court Officer Training Corps but only served 162 days being discharged as ‘ no longer required’.  He later emigrated to Kenya where he died on 26th June 1963.



Royston Crow

28 Nov 1890

MarriageOf Miss Fordham, Amy Corinne, eldest daughter of late EK Fordham to Harry Dawson Critchley, youngest son of Mr Walter Critchley, Solwick Hall, Lancs now of Calgary, Alberta.


Name:Harold Fordham Critchley
Birth Place:Ashwell, Hertfordshire
Death Date:Not known
Enlistment Place:Not known
Rank:Not known
Regiment:Not known
Battalion:Not known
Regimental Number:    Not known
Type of Casualty:Survived
Theatre of War:Not known

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