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  • Commonwealth wargrave headstone marking the grave of Daniel Harold Stenhouse at Hooge Crater Cemetery, Belgium. 
Courtesy of Peter Gillings (Sept 20150
Person Details
16 Sep 1886
Arnold
Daniel was born at Arnold on 16th September 1886, the youngest son of Doctor Daniel and Mary Stenhouse, of Arnold, but who by the end of the war had moved to live at 14 Melrose Avenue, Sherwood, Nottingham. Dr Stenhouse was born in 1849 in Scotland and was a qualified physician and surgeon whilst Mary was born in 1853 in Arnold. Daniel had three brothers and sisters, Hannah born in China in 1880, John born in China in 1881 and Mary born in Arnold in 1890 In the 1911 census the family are shown living at Arnold House,Church Street, Arnold . Daniel is 24 years of age and an assistant chemist . After the death of her husband Mary Stenhouse moved to 109 Nottingham Road, Sherwood Rise, Nottingham. Daniel was educated at the Nottingham High School and went on to study for the medical profession. He was an apprentice to a pharmaceutical chemist.
He was educated at the Nottingham High school which he attended from 18th January 1899 at the age of 12 years and left in 1902. He also attended the Colyton Grammar School, Devon. At 24 he was an assistant pharmaceutical chemist after an apprenticeship but apparently went on to study for the medical profession.
19 Oct 1917
31
459368 - CWGC Website
27582
Corporal
Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry
He enlisted at Axminster, Devon , giving his place of residence as Colyton, Devon into the Somerset Light Infantry regimental number 22843. At some time later he was transferred into the Duke of Cornwalls Light Infantry and was posted to their 6th Battalion. He was killed in action on 19th October 1917 and is buried in Hooge Crater Cemetery, Belgium Plot X. Row D. Grave 6 In early October 1917, the British offensive at Ypres in Belgium once again turned towards the northeast of the town with an attack aimed at taking the village of Passchendaele situated on the high ground there, but the attack on the village on the 12th October failed. Field Marshal Sir Douglas Haig was nevertheless determined to capture this high ground outside Ypres before winter set in and continued to make the village of Passchendaele his main objective. Repeated attacks from the direction of Hooge, and the Gheluvelt plateau were made over the next couple of weeks and it was during one of these probing attacks towards the Passchendaele Ridge that Daniel was killed in Action on the 19th October 1917, when aged 31 years.
An article from the Nottingham Evening Post dated 7th November 1917 : - “Corporal Daniel Harold Stenhouse, youngest son of the late Dr. D. Stenhouse, of Arnold, was instantaneously killed by shell fire on the western front on October 18th. He was 31 years of age, was educated at Nottingham High School, and was recently studying for the medical profession. He responded to the call of duty, and joined his Majesty's forces in November, 1915, becoming attached to the Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry, and had served at the front for 15 months. He was greatly esteemed by the officers and the whole battalion.” Above article is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918. His name is further commemorated on the Colyton Grammar School war memorial in Devon
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  • Commonwealth wargrave headstone marking the grave of Daniel Harold Stenhouse at Hooge Crater Cemetery, Belgium. 
Courtesy of Peter Gillings (Sept 20150
    Daniel Harold Stenhouse - Commonwealth wargrave headstone marking the grave of Daniel Harold Stenhouse at Hooge Crater Cemetery, Belgium. Courtesy of Peter Gillings (Sept 20150
  • photo shows Hooge Crater Cemetery, Belgium. 
Courtesy of CWGC
    Hooge Crater Cemetery - photo shows Hooge Crater Cemetery, Belgium. Courtesy of CWGC
  • Photo showing the war memorial at Colyton Grammar School, Devon 
Courtesy of the Grammar schools website https://headcgs.wordpress.com/2012/11/09/remembrance-day-service/
    Daniel Harold Stenhouse - Photo showing the war memorial at Colyton Grammar School, Devon Courtesy of the Grammar schools website https://headcgs.wordpress.com/2012/11/09/remembrance-day-service/