Harry Wadlow

Memorial: Hambrook - Whiteshill Common

Regiment: Royal Flying Corps

Medals: British War Medal, Next of Kin Memorial Plaque 1914 - 1921, Victory Medal

Rank and number: Captain

Parents: Laura and Henry John Wadlow

Home address: School House, Frenchay, Bristol

Date of birth: 1895

Place of birth: Frenchay, Bristol

Date of death: 01/05/1917

Buried/Commemorated at: St. John the Baptist Churchyard (NE.5.153.), Frenchay, Bristol

Age: 22

Further information:

Harry Wadlow was born in 1895 in Frenchay to parents Henry John and Laura Wadlow. Henry Wadlow was the headmaster of the Frenchay National School form 1894 -1923. Harry had a brilliant academic career at Bristol Grammar School, besides gaining the colours in school cricket, football and hockey

Harry joined the Army Service Corps as Second Lieutenant in 1914. He served in the Dardanelles and was invalided home in 1915 and then again from France in 1916, when he became a Captain. Harry joined the Royal Flying Corps in 1916 and was accidentally killed whilst flying near Dartford in Kent on the 1st May 1917. Harry Wadlow was buried with full military honours in St. John the Baptist Churchyard (NE.5.153.), Frenchay on May 7th in the presence of many friends and neighbours

By kind permission, this information is based on the following source(s):

Frenchay Village Museum, CWGC and Forces War Records