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New Tupton,Derbyshire
Harry was born in 1896 at New Tupton, Derbyshire son of Frank and Sarah Ann Kinnerley, the 1911 Cencus shows the family living at Kelks Yard, Front Street, Arnold. Harry is shown as being 15 years of age and his occupation is lace threader.
He was employed as a lace threader
27 Apr 1917
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Lance Sergeant
2/8th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
He enlisted into the Sherwood Foresters, prior to about March 1916, he would have served with the 2/8th in Dublin during the Easter Irish rebellion as the incident became to be known. Leaving Ireland in January 1917, the battalion moved to Fovant in Wiltshire and in February 1917, they landed in France. At 11.45pm on the 26th April 1917, the 2/8th battalion marched out of Hervilly, where they had been preparing themselves to an attack the following day on two trenches and a switch near the quarries to the east of Hagricourt, which were strongly held by the Germans. The first objective was quickly taken but the second proved to be a much tougher proposition and heavy losses here suffered, the objective being enfiladed from a German position known as Cologne Farm, from which very accurate rifle and machine gun fire was being directed at the men of “A” company who had no cover of any description it was during this action that Harry was killed.
He is buried at the Templeux Le Guerand British Cemetery
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