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Mansfield Woodhouse
He was the son of John Thomas and Ellen Day of 16 Mill Street, Mansfield Born Fourth Quarter 1895 On 1901 Census he is living with his parents and siblings – George and John Thomas - at 24 Park Row, Mansfield Woodhouse. His father is listed as a coal miner. On 1911 Census he is living with his parents and siblings – George, John Thomas, Edith May, Nellie and Arthur – at 16 Mill Street, Mansfield. His father is listed as a coal miner hewer and Henry as a pony driver (underground)
On 1911 Census he is listed as a pony driver (underground)
28 Nov 1917
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16 Mill Street, Mansfield
Private
C Sqdn Nottinghamshire Yeomanry (Sherwood Rangers)
Enlisted November 1914 at Retford Served with C Squadron On 10th / 11th April 1915 the Regiment sailed from Avonmouth for service in Egypt. Fifteen officers travelled aboard the SS Minneapolis, with the remaining officers and men travelling on the SS Nessian. Five hundred and thirty one horses and mules together with the transport personnel travelled on the SS Wayfarer. The SS Minneapolis and SS Wayfarer left on the 10th and the SS Nessian left on the 11th. The SS Wayfarer was torpedoed on the journey and docked at Queenstown for repairs. Arrived at Egypt 27th April 1915. On arrival was dismounted. On 18th August 1915, the Regiment landed at Suvla Bay (Gallipoli) aboard HMS Partridge performing an infantry role and served as such for three months, receiving the "King's Colour" in recognition of its gallantry. On 7th February 1916 Regiment arrived in Salonika on SS Winifredian Renumbered 275450 in 1917 In June 1917 Brigade began to return to Egypt but ship carrying troops was torpedoed and the men returned to Mudros. On 4th July 1917 arrived in Egypt and Brigade placed under orders of Desert Mounted Corps. On 28th November 1917, the Regiment were operating in the deep valley westwards of Beit Ur Et Tahta village. A party of Turks were seen at Sheik ab ed Din mosque, which dominated the valley. Second Lieutenant J C F Harter with a party facing the mosque was mortally wounded while making a reconnaissance. Twelve Nottinghamshire (Sherwood Rangers) Yeomanry were killed or died of wounds that day including Lieutenant W A Birchal, Second Lieutenant Harter, three NCO and seven men including Henry Day This was their greatest loss in a single action
Buried Ramleh War Cemetery Row Q Grave 17.
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