Worboys, Harold

Harold was born at Ashwell, Hertfordshire on 23 June 1894, the fifth son of George and Lucy (nee Waldock) Worboys.  He was a pupil at the Merchant Taylor School.

Harold enlisted on 17 January 1917.  He saw active service with the 11th and 12th Sections of the Heavy Battery, Tank Corps on the Western Front, France and Flanders.  He survived the War.

Harold was awarded the British Medal and the Victory Medal.

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

The 1911 census shows him as a farm labourer.

Harold married Florence Rhoda Anderson on 10 July 1917.  They had three children, Basil Harold born 1923, Theophilus George born 1926, and Hilary Rhoda born 1934.

The 1939 census shows them living at Ashwell with Harold a farm labourer.

After leaving the army Harold purchased two cottages in Gardners Lane, Ashwell and lived there until his death in September 1950.

Rhoda was the postwoman for Ashwell for over 60 years and was awarded the British Empire Medal for her work.

Harold’s brothers, Arthur, died in action during the War.

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