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He was the son of William and Mary Ann Dove and the brother of Harry, Mary and Frank Dove of Selston Nottinghamshire.
He was a miner (haulage).
14 Feb 1915
538817 - CWGC Website
1st Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Harry Dove enlisted on 1 September 1914 into the Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment). His medal index card shows entry into theatre (France) as 27 December 1914, arriving at the 1st Battalion on 3rd January 1915. During the short period of his service the battalion were holding trenches ('A' Lines) facing Neuve Chapelle. They carried out tours of duty in this sector, exchanging with 2nd East Lancashire. They rested at Red Barn billets just south of Rouge-Croix and La Gorgue when out of the line. It is always difficult to tell when a man was wounded, although he would have been taken to the 6th Casualty Clearing Station at Merville fairly quickly. He died of his wounds there on 14 February 1915 and was buried in the adjacent Merville Communal Cemetery, grave I.G.6
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