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  • Grave in Track X Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgiumy.
Person Details
Oxton Nottinghamshire
Henry Halford was born in 1893 at Oxton and was the son of John, a gamekeeper, and Susan Halford (née Holt) of the Old Mill, Epperstone. His father John Holt was born in 1869 at Harrington, Leicestershire. His mother Susan Holt was born in 1871 at Conerstone, Leicestershire; she died in 1912. John and Susan were married on 5th August 1889 at Tithby parish church and had the following children: Ethel b1891, Henry b1893, Gertrude b1895, Edith b1897, Mary 1898, William b1900, Olive b1903 and Nellie Halford b1906. All the children were born in Oxton. In the 1911 census the family were living at Old Mill, Epperstone and shown as John 42 yrs a gamekeeper, his wife Susan 40 yrs and their children Henry 18 yrs a stableboy, Mary 13 yrs a scholar, William 11 yrs a scholar Olive 8 yrs a scholar and Nellie 5 yrs. Also living at the house was the widowed John Holt 81 yrs who was described as a boarder and was possibly John's father. Henry married Rosanah Goodwin on 18th November 1913 at Basford and they had a daughter Evelyn born 20th January 1914. They lived at The Kennels, Annesley Park, Nottingham. Following his death his wife lived at Vicarage Cottage, Epperstone. She was awarded a pension of 18 shillings and 9 pence a week from 25th March 1918.
In 1911 he was a stable boy.
06 Sep 1917
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157528 - CWGC Website
G/374
Lance Corporal
8th Bn Royal Sussex Regiment
Lance Corporal Henry Halford enlisted on 25th August 1914. He gave his age as 21 yrs and 181 days and was a chauffeur mechanic. His father was dead and his next of kin was his wife Rosannah. He was posted to the 8th battalion Royal Sussex Regiment and served in France from 31st May 1915. Henry was wounded in the left thigh by bomb fragments on 4th March 1916 and on 14th March was medically evacuated to England where he was treated at Bagthopre Military Hospital, Nottingham. Following treatment and recovery he returned to France on 15th December 1916 and was promoted lance corporal on 19th May 1917. Henry was killed in action on 6th September 1917 and is buried at Track X Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium (grave ref. B.10). CWGC - Track X Cemetery (extract): 'The site of the cemetery was between the Allied and German front lines in June 1917. The cemetery was begun by the 39th and 48th (South Midland) Divisions at the end of July, after Commonwealth forces advanced on this front. It was closed in November 1917, except for two burials in May 1918.'
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  • Grave in Track X Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgiumy.
    Henry Halford - Grave in Track X Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgiumy.