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He was the son of William and Kate Gilliatt and the brother of John William and Christopher Joseph Gilliatt. In 1911 they lived at 24 Stratford Road, West Bridgford, Nottingham. His brother, Private Christopher Gilliatt, 17th Bn Royal Scots (Lothian Regiment), was killed in action on 27 July 1917.
Attended Mundella School, Meadows, Nottingham. Member of 8th Nottingham (West Bridgford) Boys' Brigade. Member of Nottingham Boat Club. He was a clerk.
14 Feb 1916
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West Bridgford
10th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Private Harold Frank Gilliatt enlisted in Nottingham and served with C Company 10th battalion Sherwood Foresters, he landed in France on 14th July 1915. Reported in Red Cross Enquiry List, 1 September 1916, as missing 14 February 1916. He was killed during a German raid near the canal south-east of Ypres, Belgium, he has no known grave and his name is commemorated on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial.
Pte. Harold Frederick Gilliatt, 10th Battalion Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire Regiment,) wrote to acknowledge a gift of cigarettes in a note printed on 30th November 1915 in the Nottingham Evening Post. “Many thanks for your cigarettes from [the] “Football Post” Fund. I can assure you we very much appreciate these little kindnesses from those at home, and the “fags” came in very handy, as we had been up in the trenches some sixteen days and had run out.” Above is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918.
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