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  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission headstone, Hooge Crater Cemetery, Belgium. 
Courtesy of Peter Gillings. (Sept 2010)
Person Details
16 Sep 1886
Arnold Nottingham
Daniel was the youngest son of Dr Daniel Stenhouse LRCP&S and Mary Stenhouse nee Worrall. His father Daniel was born in Trinity Gask, Auchterarder, Perthshire, Scotland, in about 1849, the son of David and Isabella Stenhouse. Daniel qualified in Edinburgh as a physician and surgeon, graduating in 1876. His mother Mary was born in Arnold in 1852 (A/M/J Basford) the daughter of John and Hannah Worrall. According to the 1881 Census, John Worral was both a farmer of 51 acres and a builder employing eight men. Daniel and Mary were married at the Ebenezer Church, Arnold, in 1878 (A/M/J Basford) and shortly after their marriage went to Chu Chia Province in China where Daniel was a medical missionery for the Methodist Church from 1878 to 1885. They returned to Arnold in 1886. Daniel and Mary had four children, two of whom were born in China: Hannah Isabella b. Tisntsui China 13 September 1879, John Worral b. Tisntsui China 9 November 1880, Daniel Harold b. 16 September 1886 (O/N/D Basford) and Mary Florence Hilda b. Arnold 10 December 1889 (1890 J/F/M Basford). In 1891 Daniel (42) a medical practitioner and Mary (38) were living on Front Street, Arnold, with their four children Hannah (11), John (10), Daniel (4) and Mary (1). By 1901 the family had moved to Redhill Road, Arnold; all four children were still living at home. Daniel's occupation was now given as physician and surgeon. The family was living at Arnold House, Church Street, Arnold, by the time of the 1911 Census. Hannah (31) and Mary (21) were of no occupation, but John (30) was a fruit grower (own account) and Daniel (24) was a chemist's assistant. Daniel snr. died on 8 December 1916 at Arnold House, Arnold; he was 68. His funeral service was held at the Ebenezer Church Following the death of her husband, his widow Mary moved to 109 Nottingham Road, Sherwood Rise, Nottingham. However, by the time the CWGC record was compiled she was living at 14 Melrose Avenue, Sherwood, Nottingham. Mary died on 4 July 1925; she was still living at the same address. Of Daniel's siblings: Hannah was living with her brother John at 14 Melrose Avenue, Sherwood, in 1939 when the England & Wales Register was compiled. Her occupation was given as chemist's assistant (retired). Hannah died on 16 May 1963; her address was given on the probate record as Bridgefield, Castleton Road, Hope, Derbyshire. John was living with his sister Hannah in the family home at 14 Melrose Avenue in 1939. His occupation was given as fruit grocer (retired). John died on 1 November 1953; he was still living at the same address. Mary was living at 15 Westgate, Southwell, in 1939; her occupation was given as companion housekeeper. Also in the house was Catherine M Horsley (b. 18 January 1863), single, occupation 'retired'. Mary died on 15 December 1969; she was then living at 37 Cornill Road, Carlton, Nottingham.
He was educated at the Nottingham High School; admitted at the age of 12 on 18 January 1899 and removed July 1902. He was then educated at Colyton Grammar School, Devon. He was an assistant pharmaceutical chemist in 1911 having completed an apprenticeship but it is thought he later studied for the medical profession.
19 Oct 1917
459368 - CWGC Website
Residence Colyton, Devon, enlisted Axminster, Devon.
Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry
He enlisted at Axminster, Devon, in November 1915 giving his place of residence as Colyton, Devon. He joined the Somerset Light Infantry, regimental number 22843. He later transferred into the Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry and was posted to the 6th Battalion. He was killed in action on 19th October 1917 and is buried in Hooge Crater Cemetery, Belgium (grave ref. Plot X. Row D. Grave 6). He qualified for the British War Medal and Victory Medal. Background information: 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.
CWGC headstone personal inscription: 'Beloved son of Dr. & Mrs Stenhouse, Arnold, Notts. Good and faithful' Nottingham Evening Post, ‘Roll of Honour’, 6 November 1917: ‘Stenhouse. Killed in action , October 18th, 1917, Corpl. Daniel Harold, Duke of Cornwall’s Light Infantry Regt., youngest and dearly-beloved son of the late Dr Stenhouse, of Arnold, and of Mrs Stenhouse, now of 109, Nottingham-road, Sherwood-rise.’ (www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk) Article, Nottingham Evening Post, 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. Registers of Soldiers' Effects and Pension Ledger record: His mother, Mary, was his legatee. Daniel is also commemorated on the Colyton Grammar School war memorial in Devon. Family memorial formerly in the Ebenezer Methodist Church, Arnold, but transferred to Arnold Methodist Church when Ebenezer Church was demolished. The inscription reads: ‘In loving memory of Daniel Stenhouse LRCP&S Edin. Pioneer medical missionary to North China 1878-1885. Medical practitioner in Arnold from 1886-1916. Local preacher for 30 years and Mary, his dearly beloved wife & youngest daughter of John & Hannah Worrall. Greatly Beloved. Also of Daniel Harold, their younger son, who gave his life for his friends in the Great War 1914-18. Greater Love Hath No Man.’ Nottingham Evening Post, ‘Deaths’, Tuesday 12 December: Stenhouse. On December 8th, at Arnold House, Arnold, Daniel Stenhouse, LRCP and S, aged 68. Funeral Wednesday; service at Ebenezer Church, 2 o’clock.’ www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk) Probate: Stenhouse Daniel of Arnold House Arnold Nottinghamshire surgeon died 8 December 1916 Probate Nottingham 20 February to Mary Stenhouse widow. Effects £2499 11s. 3d. The Stenhouse Medical Centre at 66 Furlong Street, Arnold, is named after Dr Daniel Stenhouse, the first doctor in the practice. Daniel practised from Ebenezer House, an old farmhouse on Worrall Avenue, Arnold, until 1897 when he moved to live and practise from Arnold House, Church Street, Arnold, until his death in 1916. The practice remained at Arnold House until 1970 when it moved into Arnold Health Centre, finally transferring to the purpose-built Stenhouse Medical Centre in April 1991. Probate: Mary of 14 Melrose-avenue Sherwood Nottingham widow died 4 July 1925 Probate Nottingham 19 August to Hannah Isabella Stenhouse spinster and David Stenhouse deputy town clerk. Effects £2604 15s. 3d. Probate: Stenhouse John Worrall of 14 Melrose-avenue Sherwood Nottingham died 1 November 1953 Probate Nottingham 10 December to Hannah Isabella Stenhouse and Mary Florence Hilda Stenhouse spinsters. Effects £277 16s. 2d. Probate: Stenhouse Hannah Isabella of Bridgefield Castleton Road Hope Derbyshire spinster died 16 May 1963 Probate Nottingham 26 June to Mary Florence Hilda Stenhouse spinster. Effects £3304 11s. 3d. Probate: Stenhouse Mary Florence Hilda of 37 Cornhill Rd Carlton Notts died 15 December 1969 Administration Nottingham 3 February £8472
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  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission headstone, Hooge Crater Cemetery, Belgium. 
Courtesy of Peter Gillings. (Sept 2010)
    Daniel Harold Stenhouse - Commonwealth War Graves Commission headstone, Hooge Crater Cemetery, Belgium. Courtesy of Peter Gillings. (Sept 2010)
  • Hooge Crater Cemetery, Belgium, where DH Stenhouse is buried. Photograph courtesy of CWGC
    Daniel Harold Stenhouse - Hooge Crater Cemetery, Belgium, where DH Stenhouse is buried. Photograph courtesy of CWGC
  • Colyton Grammar School, Devon, war memorial. Photograph courtesy of the school's website https://headcgs.wordpress.com/2012/11/09/remembrance-day-service/
    Daniel Harold Stenhouse - Colyton Grammar School, Devon, war memorial. Photograph courtesy of the school's website https://headcgs.wordpress.com/2012/11/09/remembrance-day-service/