Private Henry Hargreaves
35065 2nd East Lancashire Regiment D Coy
Missing in Action 27th May 1918, aged 20
Lived at 133 Every Street
Commemorated on the Soissons Memorial, France
Burnley Express 10th August 1918 - 19th April 1919 - 13th September 1919

Henry Hargreaves was my Grand Uncle, brother to Thomas William Hargreaves my Grandfather. My mother is Patricia Hey (nee Hargreaves), mum grew up in Burnley. Below are my notes (mostly information from census records) on Henry. Attached is a photograph that I have of him. You have another photo on your website that I love as he looks like my brother and reminds me of my grandfather!

In 1901 Henry is 3 years old and is living with parents John and Eliza and siblings Malinda 6 yrs old and Martha Ann 1 yrs old at 133 Every St, Burnley. John's occupation is listed as Carter (worker) at brickworks. They were still living at 133 Every St in 1906 which was the birthplace of Thomas William Hargreaves (brother of Henry). In 1911 Henry is 13 years old (occupation Cotton Weaver)and his parents John (occupation General Carter) and Elizabeth (occupation Cotton Weaver) are again found living at 133 Every St, Burnley with his siblings Malinda 16 yrs old (Cotton Weaver), Martha Ann 11 yrs, Rhoda 9 yrs, Fred 6 yrs, Thomas William 4 yrs, Emma 1 yr and Robert Smith a 41 yr old boarder occupation Cotton Weaver. Henry Hargreaves was killed in World War 1 on the Aisne, on 27 May 1918 aged 21 years.

(courtesy of Julie Davis - nee Hey)




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