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Hucknall Torkard, Nottinghamshire
Henry Loach was born in 1896 the son of Thomas a coal miner hewer and Maud Loach (née Stacy) of 58, Doncaster Road, Barnsley. Thomas, who died at Barnsley aged 42 in 1914, and Maud were both born in 1872, Thomas at Pilsley, Derbyshire, Maud Stacey at Hucknall. Married in 1891, they went on to have the following children born at Hucknall - John b.1891 Charles b.1894, Henry b.1896, Thomas b.1899. They later had Annie b.1902 at Basford and Doris b.1908 at Barnsley. In 1911, the family was living at 26 George Street, Hucknall. Charles was a boot mender and Henry a collier pony driver whilst Thomas and Annie were at school.
In 1911, he was a pit pony driver below ground.
07 Jul 1916
2945928 - CWGC Website
1/5th Bn York and Lancaster Regiment
Henry Loach enlisted at Barnsley. He landed in France on 13th April 1915 and was killed in action on 7th July 1916. He is buried at London Cemetery Extension, Longueval, Somme, France.
Id confirmed by Soldiers' Effects Register Two of Henry Loach's brothers were also killed in action serving with 13th Bn York & Lancaster Regiment - Private John Loach 4/7/1916 and Private Thomas Loach 12/4/1918.
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