Day, Harry

Day, Harry

 

Military History:

 

Regiment:                               Royal Garrison Artillery

Rank:                                      Gunner

Regimental Number:              208030

Date of Enlisting:                   6.4.1915

Date of death:                        Not known

Cemetery/ Memorial:            

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

 

Harry enlisted at Nottingham, Nottinghamshire on 6th April 1915 with the Royal Garrison Artillery, Regimental Number 208030.  He served as a gunner at No.4 Depot in Ripon, Yorkshire.  He suffered from heart problems and was discharged physically unfit in June 1918.  He survived the War but it is not known when he died but it was after 1954.

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

 

Family History:

 

Date of Birth:                28.12.1886

Birth Place:                  Ashwell, Hertfordshire

Residence:                   Sneinton, Nottinghamshire

Marriage:                     2.1.1912

 

Harry was born on 28th December 1886, the fourth son of Leopold and Mary Ann Elizabeth (nee Bonfield) at Ashwell, Hertfordshire.  He was a pupil at the Merchant Taylors School.  He followed the family tradition and became a master baker.

He married Mary Alice Burton Woodhouse on 2nd January 1912 at the Parish Church in Attenborough, Nottingham. They had one son, Joseph Harry Woodhouse, born 1st June 1918 at Nottingham. They lived in Sneinton, Nottinghamshire and Harry had a bakery on Sneinton Rd, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire.

It is not known when Harry died but he was still trading at his bakery in 1954.

 

Harry’s brothers Jack, Cyril, Charles Leopold and Edward all served in the War and survived. Arthur was killed in action at Abbeville on the Somme.

 

Commentary:

 

Name:Harry Day
Birth Place:Ashwell, Hertfordshire
Residence:Sneinton, Nottinghamshire
Death Date:Not known
Enlistment Place:Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Rank:Gunner
Regiment:Royal Garrison Artillery
Battalion:No.4 Depot
Regimental Number:208030
Type of Casualty:Survived
Theatre of War:England

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