Henry Daniel (Harry) Wiltshire

Memorial: South Gloucestershire war dead not on a local memorial

Regiment: Royal Marine Artillery

Medals: 1914–15 Star, British War Medal, Naval General Service Medal Clasp Persian Gulf 1909 – 1914, Next of Kin Memorial Plaque 1914 - 1921, Silver War Badge, Victory Medal

Rank and number: Gunner RMA/12812

Parents: Charles and Ellen Wiltshire

Marital status: Single

Home address: 11 Station Avenue, Fishponds, Bristol

Pre-war occupation: Marine

Date of birth: 27/08/1893

Place of birth: Fishponds, Bristol

Date of death: 02/11/1917

Buried/Commemorated at: Buried at Mangotsfield Downend Cemetery. Not commemorated on a local memorial.

Age: 24

Further information:

Harry was born in Fishponds, the son of a stonemason and a middle child of six children with an older half-brother and half-sister from his father’s first marriage and two brothers and a sister.

Harry was working as a van boy in 1911 and a carter before he enlisted in the Marines in 1912, when he was described as 5’8” tall with black hair, brown eyes and a fresh complexion. He served in 1914 in the Persian Gulf as a gunner aboard HMS Swiftsure, a battleship decommissioned in 1917. Harry died of tuberculosis at the Royal Marine Hospital, Deal, Kent, five days before he was due to have been transferred to Ham Green TB Sanatorium, Bristol.

Regiment: Naval Siege Guns (Dunkerque) Royal Marine Artillery.

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This information has been provided by Sarah Hands, Volunteer Researcher for the South Gloucestershire War Memorials Web Site.
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