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  • Commemorated on the Loos Memorial, France. (www.cwgc.org)
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Nottingham
Frederick Harold (known as Harold) was the eldest son of Harry and Kate Paling (née Musson). His father Harry was born in Nottingham in 1870, the son of Henry and Maria Paling, and baptised at Sneinton St Luke on 30 October 1873. His mother Kate Musson was born in Nottingham in 1869 (registered J/F/M). Harry and Kate were married at Sneinton St Luke on 19 January 1891. They had four children, one of whom died in childhood: Frederick Harold birth registered 1891 (J/F/M) bap. Sneinton St Luke 10 June 1891; Minnie b. 1893 d. 1909; Mabel b. 1895 and Ernest b. 1897. All the children were born in Nottingham. In 1891, Harry, a framework knitter, Kate, a hosiery turner-off, and their son Frederick H. were living with Harry's parents, Henry and Marie, on Manchester Street, Nottingham. By 1901 Harry, a cycle fitter, Kate and their four children, Harold (10), Minnie (8), Mabel (6) and Ernest (3), were living at 5 Red Lion Street, Nottingham. Minnie died in 1909 aged 16. The family was living at 45 Stewart Place, Alfred Street South, Nottingham, in 1911. Harold was a scorer (box maker), Mabel a chevener, and Ernest an errand boy. Ernest was serving in Salonika at the time of Harold's death in August 1916. No military records yet traced. Kate died on 30 September 1924 and Harry in Aprll 1927 (buried April, Carlton Cemetery, Nottingham).
1911 - He was a scorer (box maker)
25 Aug 1916
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1766191 - CWGC Website
S/13117
Residence Nottingham. Enlisted Nottingham
Rifleman
2nd Bn Rifle Brigade (Prince Consort's Own)
2nd Bn Rifle Brigade (Prince Consort's Own). Harold was killed in action on 25 August 1916. He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Loos Memorial, France (Panel 129). CWGC - History of Loos Memorial (extract): The Loos Memorial forms the sides and back of Dud Corner Cemetery. 'Dud Corner Cemetery stands almost on the site of a German strong point, the Lens Road Redoubt, captured by the 15th (Scottish) Division on the first day of the battle [of Loos]. The name "Dud Corner" is believed to be due to the large number of unexploded enemy shells found in the neighbourhood after the Armistice. The Loos Memorial commemorates over 20,000 officers and men who have no known grave, who fell in the area from the River Lys to the old southern boundary of the First Army, east and west of Grenay, from the first day of the Battle of Loos [25 September 1915-13 October 1915] to the end of the war.' (www.cwgc.org)
Birth registration, baptismal record and 1891 Census gave first names as Frederick Harold Paling but Harold only on other civil/military records. Nottingham Evening Post, ‘Roll of Honour’, 9 & 11 September 1916: ‘Paling. Killed in action, August 25th, 1916, Rifleman Harold Paling, Rifle Brigade, age 25. From his sorrowing mother father, sister May [Mabel], and brother Ernest (in Salonika).’ (www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk) Nottingham Evening Post, ‘Roll of Honour’, 9 & 11 September 1916: ‘Paling. Killed in action, August 25th, 1916, Rifleman Harold Paling, KRR. Give him eternal rest, O Lord. From Mr and Mrs Hawksley, Eva, and Jim (in Salonika).’ (www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk) WW1 Pension Ledgers Index Cards: named parents Harry and Kate Paling Registers of Soldiers' Effects: mother Kate sole legatee
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  • Commemorated on the Loos Memorial, France. (www.cwgc.org)
    Harold Paling - Commemorated on the Loos Memorial, France. (www.cwgc.org)