Waldock, Harry Walter George

Waldock, Harry Walter George



Military History:


Machine Gun Corps (Infantry)


Service Number:

Date of Enlisting:

Date of death:


Cemetery/ Memorial:
St Mary’s Churchyard, Ashwell, Hertfordshire


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


Harry had only just joined the army when died of Pneumonia after falling ill with ‘Flu.  He died at the Cannock Chase Military Hospital, Staffordshire.

He was entitled to the Victory Medal and the British War Medal although he had not served in battle.

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



Family History:


Date of Birth:

Birth Place:
Ashwell, Hertfordshire

Ashwell, Hertfordshire



Harry was the eldest son of Frank and Mary Ann (nee Clements) Waldock of Silver Street, Ashwell, Hertfordshire. He was a pupil at the Merchant Taylors School in Ashwell.  He was just 18 when he enlisted.




Other references:

1915 January Events from the pages of the Royston Crow

Harry Walter George Waldock was called up at the age of 18yrs 2 months in July 1918 and must still have been in training in the Machine Gun Corps when he died on 12 November, the day after the Armistice. His Army record states that he died at the military hospital Cannock Chase from pneumonia




Name:Harry Walter George Waldock
Birth Place:Ashwell, Hertfordshire
Residence:Ashwell, Hertfordshire
Death Date:12.11.1918
Enlistment Place:Bedford, Bedfordshire
Regiment:Machine Gun Corps
Regimental Number:        185733
Type of Casualty:Died of pneumonia
Theatre of War: 

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