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  • Commonwealth war grave headstone marking his grave at Medingham Military Cemetery,Belgium    Courtesy of Murray Biddle
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Radford
Harry was born in 1884 in Radford and was the son of Adam a bricklayers labourer and Harriet Garner née Smedley of Nottingham. His father was born in 1841 in Radford and his mother Harriett Smedley was born in 1842 in Nottingham, they were married in 1870 in Nottingham. They went on to have seven children: - John b1870, Joseph b1873, William b1876, Frederick b1880, Harriett b1883, Harry b1884 and Mabel b1886, all the children were born in Radford. His father died in Nottingham in 1910 aged 70 yrs, In the 1911 census the family are living at 60 Glapton Road, Meadows Nottingham and are shown as , Harriett 67 yrs head of the family , she is living with her son Harry 27 yrs single , a carpenter and joiner, and her married daughter Harriet Walker 28 yrs who is also a widow (she had married Edward Percy Walker in 1909 in Nottingham however he died on 29th October 1910. ) and her granddaughter Mabel Kathleen Walker 6 months. Harry married his wife Nellie Brown in April 1914, they went on to have two children, Nellie born 1915 and Lorna Mabel born 1917 both births were registered in the Nottingham Registration District. Following his death his widow Nelie was living at Wysall
In 1911 he was a carpenter joiner
04 Dec 1917
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Air Mechanic 1st Class
9th Sqdn Royal Flying Corps
Air Mechanic 1st Class Harry Garner, served with the 9 Squadron Royal Flying Corps, and he died from accident injuries (“Crushed by aeroplane” according to the Casualty Card held at the R.A.F. Museum, Hendon courtesy Jim Grundy) at No. 46 Casualty Clearing Station on 4th December 1917. He is buried in Mendinghem Military Cemetery, grave reference VI AA 47
Death notices published 13th December 1917 in the Nottingham Evening Post :- GARNER. – 1st A.M. Harry Garner, R.F.C., dearly loved husband of Nellie Garner, died of injuries December 5th. – Sadly missed by his sorrowing wife and babies. “GARNER. – 1st A.M. Harry Garner, R.F.C., dearly loved son of Harriet and the late Adam Garner, died of injuries received by accident December 5th. [sic] – Sadly missed by mother, brothers, sisters, nephews, and nieces. “GARNER. – 1st A.M. Harry Garner, R.F.C., accidentally killed while doing his duty December 5th, dearly beloved son-in-law of Mr. and Mrs. H. A. Brown. Deeply mourned, also by brothers and sisters-in-law.” In memoriam notices published in the Nottingham Evening Post dated 4th December 1918 :- “GARNER. – In loving memory of my dear husband, First Air Mechanic Harry Garner, R.A.F., died of injuries in France December 4th, 1917. Until the day breaks. – Wife and children, Nellie and Lorner. “GARNER. – In loving memory of my dear son Harry, died of injuries in France December 4th, 1917. Fondly remembered. – Mother, sisters, brothers, nieces and nephew.” Above notices are courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918.
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  • Commonwealth war grave headstone marking his grave at Medingham Military Cemetery,Belgium    Courtesy of Murray Biddle
    Harry Garner - Commonwealth war grave headstone marking his grave at Medingham Military Cemetery,Belgium Courtesy of Murray Biddle