Day, Harry

Harry was born on 23 December 1886, the fifth son of Leopold and Mary Ann Elizabeth (nee Bonfield) at Ashwell, Hertfordshire.  He was a pupil at the Merchant Taylors School in Ashwell.

Harry enlisted at Nottingham, Nottinghamshire on 6 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.

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

He followed the family tradition and became a master baker.

He married Mary Alice Burton Woodhouse on 2 January 1912 at the Parish Church in Attenborough, Nottingham.  They had one son, Joseph Harry Woodhouse, born 1 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.

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