Memorial: Hanham - High Street
Regiment: Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment
Medals: British War Medal, Next of Kin Memorial Plaque 1914 - 1921, Victory Medal
Rank and number: Private Service No. 24581 (previously 4375)
Parents: Alfred James and Sarah Ann Amos
Marital status: Single
Home address: 33 Byron Terrace, Hanham Road, Hanham, Bristol
Pre-war occupation: Tailor
Date of birth: 1893
Place of birth: Hanham, Bristol
Date of death: 14/02/1917
Buried/Commemorated at: Regina Trench Cemetery, Grandcourt, France. Commemorated at Kingswood Holy Trinity Memorial and Hanham High Street Memorial
Henry was born in Hanham the son of a bootmaker and the youngest child of seven with five brothers and a sister.
The records (Dependants cards) suggest that Henry enlisted with the 4th Battalion Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment) and was subsequently transferred to the 7th Battalion. On the 14th February 1917, a company of the Battalion (about 135 men) having recently arrived at the front-line trenches in Mesnil-Martinsart (North of Albert) were ordered to attack the enemy’s trenches. The attack failed and a number of officers and men were killed mostly from rifle and machine gun fire. Henry was most probably one of these casualties. Henry died on 14/02/1917 (Killed in Action).
Henry is commemorated on the Kingswood Holy Trinity Memorial and Hanham High Street Memorial.
By kind permission, this information is based on the following source(s):
Commonwealth War Graves Commission. WW1 war diaries, Pension dependant cards etc - Volunteer Researcher John Davis.
Some information has been provided by Sarah Hands, Volunteer Researcher for the South Gloucestershire War Memorials Web Site. By kind permission, this information is based on the following source(s):