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  • 20301 Private Harry Harrop, died of wounds at the Advanced Operating Centre, Warloy-Baillon and is buried in Warloy-Baillon Communal Cemetery Extension, 23 September 1916, grave II. B. 5. 
Visited and photo taken by Peter Bennett and submitted by Steve Morse
Person Details
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Born 1893. Son of James and Ellen Harrop, of Bestwood Park, Nottinghamshire. James was a police constable and had 5 sons and two daughters. In 1901 the family were living at Bestwood Park then by 1911 they had moved to No 1 Beardall Street, Hucknall. Harry and two of his older brothers now worked as coal miners. When he enlisted in 1914 the family had moved to Carlton as James Harrop had been promoted to Inspector and they were living at the Police Station. Harry had also changed his occupation and was by then working at the Asylum as an attendant. following his death his personal effects were sent to his Father at Carlton Police station. These included letters, photos and a diary.
Coal Miner, then Asylum attendant
26 Sep 1916
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74462 - CWGC Website
20301
Carlton Police Station
Private
9th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Harry enlisted at Nottingham on 27 November 1914 and went as part of the Mediterranean Force 1st July 1915 to Gallipoli. Whilst there he received a shrapnel wound to his left arm on 28 August 1915. This was treated at the 26 Casualty clearing station at Imbros then he rejoined his unit. On 29 January 1916 he embarked at Imbros for Alexandria where they arrived on 3rd February. He was appointed Lance Corporal 20 March 1916 and following this was sent to France 26 June 1916, arriving there 4th July. He died of his wounds in September 1916 at the Casualty Clearing station in Actien. There is some discrepancy between the CWGC website (26th) and Carlton St Pauls War Memorial and his medal card and service documents (23rd) regarding the actual date of death. He was buried at Warloy-Baillon Communal Cemetery extension in the Somme region of France. He was eligible for the 1915 Star, British and Victory medals
Harry's younger brother William who served with the Grenadier Guards also died during the Great war
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  • 20301 Private Harry Harrop, died of wounds at the Advanced Operating Centre, Warloy-Baillon and is buried in Warloy-Baillon Communal Cemetery Extension, 23 September 1916, grave II. B. 5. 
Visited and photo taken by Peter Bennett and submitted by Steve Morse
    Harry Harrop grave photo - 20301 Private Harry Harrop, died of wounds at the Advanced Operating Centre, Warloy-Baillon and is buried in Warloy-Baillon Communal Cemetery Extension, 23 September 1916, grave II. B. 5. Visited and photo taken by Peter Bennett and submitted by Steve Morse
  • Photograph of Harry Harrop is courtesy of the Sherwood Foresters Regiment roll of honour website.
    Harry Harrop - Photograph of Harry Harrop is courtesy of the Sherwood Foresters Regiment roll of honour website.