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  • The family grave of the Leivers family which commemorates Harold Leivers in Arnold (Redhill) Cemetery.
Courtesy of Peter Gillings (Aug 2015)
Person Details
Arnold
Harold was born in 1892 in Arnold the son of Thomas and Betsy Leivers. In the 1911 Census the family are living at Burford Cottages St Albans Road, Arnold, he is single and his occupation is that of a miners driver in the lace industry and was employed by Allen Solly’s on Brookfield Road. He had nine siblings
He was employed in the lace industry by Allen Solly's on Brookfield Road.
07 Jul 1916
24
800209 - CWGC Website
15275
Private
9th Bn Northumberland Fusiliers
Having enlisted into the Army he was posted to the 9th (Service) Battalion the Northumberland Fusiliers, moving over to France in July 1915. On Friday the 7th July 1916, the battalion were to the south of the village of Contalmaison and at 2am after a bombardment by the British artillery, they advanced towards two German held trenches situated to the east of Contalmaison village. However, they were held up in this advance by their own artillery fire which was falling short. Having finally got past this point they discovered that the wire had not, as was expected, been cut by the artillery fire. They had no option but to retire and await a better result from the artillery before attacking once more. The second attack met with no more success than the first and they withdrew it was during this action that Harold was killed.
His name is commemorated on the Thiepval memorial on the Somme
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  • The family grave of the Leivers family which commemorates Harold Leivers in Arnold (Redhill) Cemetery.
Courtesy of Peter Gillings (Aug 2015)
    Harold Leivers - The family grave of the Leivers family which commemorates Harold Leivers in Arnold (Redhill) Cemetery. Courtesy of Peter Gillings (Aug 2015)