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  • Commonwealth war grave headstone marking his grave at Peronne Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France. Courtesy of Murray Biddle
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Grantham
Harold Jarman was born in 1898 at Grantham and was the son of Richard Jarman an iron cylinder borer and Mary Jarman née Mason of 52 Sleaford Road, Newark. His father Richard was born in 1854 in Pinchbeck, Lincolnshire and his mother Mary Mason was born in 1856 at Polesworth, Lincolnshire, they were married in 1876 at Grantham and went on to have 12 children, 1 sadly died in infancy their children were all born in Grantham were, Harriett b1878, Ann b1880, John b1883, William b1883, Walter b1886, Robert b1889, George b1892, Rose b1895, Albert b1898, Harold b1898 and Thomas b1900. In the 1911 census the family are living at 52 Sleaford, Road, Newark and are shown as Richard 57 yrs a iron cylinder borer, he is living with his wife Mary 56 yrs and their children, Robert 22 yrs a black smith, George 19 yrs a doctors boy, Albert a furniture assistant, Rose a general servant and Harold 13 yrs a school boy.
He worked for Ransome & Marles at Newark.
05 Sep 1918
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288724 - CWGC Website
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Private
1/1st Bn Cambridgeshire Regiment
Private Harold Jarman enlisted at Newark, on 16th April 1918 he initially served with the service number 49248 in the Leicestershire Regiment, he landed in France on 16th August and was transferred to the Cambridgeshire Regiment.He was killed in action on 5th September 1918 along side his cousin Private Ernest Jarman and both are buried at Peronne Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France. 3.P.32
His cousin Ernest William Jarman serving with the same battalion was killed on the same day during the same battle and they are buried side by side at Peronne Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France. grave reference 3.P.31 Article published 25th September 1918 in the Newark Advertiser :- Son of Mr & Mrs R. Jarman, 52 Sleaford Road, Newark. Educated at Christ Church School, he was later apprenticed at Ransome’s as a turner. Joined the Leicesters on April 16th and went out on 16th August and was transferred to the Cambridgeshires. In charge of a machine gun with his cousin, Pte Ernest Jarman. Being brought under enemy machine gun fire they were retiring when they were both hit and died instantly. Three brothers are in the army: Pioneer Albert Jarman (Royal Engineers) in France, Sapper Robert Jarman (R.E.) in Salonica and Pte Walter Jarman (Durham Light Infantry, Works Battalion) who is now lent to Messrs. Nicholsons, having joined the army four years ago
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  • Commonwealth war grave headstone marking his grave at Peronne Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France. Courtesy of Murray Biddle
    Harold Jarman - Commonwealth war grave headstone marking his grave at Peronne Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France. Courtesy of Murray Biddle