[Skip to content]



  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission headstone marking his grave at Dozingham  Military Cemetery, Belgium.  Photograph courtesy of Murray Biddle
Person Details
Shaw Cross, Soothill, Yorkshire
Harry Summerscales was the youngest of nine children born to William and Elizabeth Summerscales. Their oldest child was born in 1865 and at the other end of the scale, Harry was born in 1885. William earned his living as a coal miner in Shaw Cross, Soothill, Yorkshire where his children were born. Harry started his working life as a farm labourer and in 1911, he was working as a domestic groom, living as a boarder at Mrs Edith Harrison’s residence at The Hall Cottage, East Markham, Notts as his parents had moved to Dewsbury. In 1911 (J/A/S East Retford) Harry married Rose Makings at Retford where he became a resident.
11 Oct 1917
32
154185 - CWGC Website
M2/081319
Private
Army Service Corps
According to an army record, Harry enlisted at Hull and joined the Army Service Corps 886th Mechanical Transport Coy. attached to the 174th Siege Bde. Royal Garrison Artillery. He went to France on 1 October 1915 and survived two years before dying of wounds received and is buried in the Dozinghem Military Cemetery, Belgium.
CWGC additional information:- Son of William and Elizabeth Summerscales, of Shaw Cross, Dewsbury, Yorks; husband of Rose Summerscales, of 17, Savile St., Retford, Notts. Research by Colin Dannatt.
Remembered on

Photos

  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission headstone marking his grave at Dozingham  Military Cemetery, Belgium.  Photograph courtesy of Murray Biddle
    Harry Summerscales - Commonwealth War Graves Commission headstone marking his grave at Dozingham Military Cemetery, Belgium. Photograph courtesy of Murray Biddle