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  • Buried in Terlincthun British Cemetery, France.
Photo by Murray Biddle
Person Details
Harry Rouston was born in 1887 at Newark and was the son of George Alvey Rouston an iron turner and fitter and Sarah Ann Rouston née Parnham of 51 Harcourt Street, Newark. His father George Alvey was born in 1859 at Newark and his mother Sarah Ann Parnham was born in 1856 at Rolleston, they were married in 1880, their marriage was recorded in the Southwell Registration district, they went on to have the following children all born in Newark, William Parnham b1881, Kate b1882, George Parnham b1884, Harry b1887, Annie b1889, Alice b1890, Gladys b1893, Edith b1897, Florence b1898 and Eva May b1900. In the 1911 census his parents and siblings are living at 51 Harcourt Street, Newark and are shown as George Alvey Rouston 59 yrs an iron turner and fitter, he is living with his wife Sarah Ann 55 yrs and their children, William Parnham 31 yrs a cycle repairer, George Parnham 27 yrs an iron turner and fitter, Alice 21 yrs a dress maker, Gladys 18 yrs a home help, Edith 14 yrs a scholar, Florie 12 yrs a scholar and Eva May 11 yrs a scholar. Harry married Annie Elizabeth Pollard, aged 24, in 1910 at Newark In the 1911 census they are living at 37 Milner Street, Balderton, Newark, he was shown as being 24 yrs and a law clerk, his wife Annie Elizabeth is 26 yrs of age. His effects of £207 were left to Annie Elizabeth Rouston (Probate London 2/8/1919).
He was a law clerk.
13 Nov 1918
4027068 - CWGC Website
7th Bn South Staffordshire Regiment
Private Harry Rouston initially enlisted into the Sherwood Foresters Regiment later transferring to the North Staffordshire Regiment. He was serving with the 7th battalion South Staffordshire Regiment when he died at the 2nd Canadian General Hospital Boulogne of pneumonia on 13th November 1918, he is buried at Terlincthun British Cemetery, Wimille, Pas de Calais, France.
a.k.a ""ROWSTON"". Article published 16th November 1918 in the Newark Herald :- Third son of Mr G.A. Rouston, J.P. of 51 Harcourt Street, Newark. Resided with wife and child at 37 Milner Street. As a boy attended the Mount School and on leaving went into the office of Mr. F.B. Footitt, until he enlisted in Aug. 1917 in the Notts & Derbys. Afterwards twice transferred, first into the North Staffs. and then to the South Staffs. going to France in Nov. 1917. He was shot through the ankle two months ago, but no bones were broken and he had just returned to the firing line when he contracted broncho-pneumonia. Died at the 3rd Canadian Hospital, Boulogne. At one time he was a footballer and played with St. Mary’s and other teams, while in the cricket season, he was wicket-keeper for Newark Reserve. At the time of his enlistment he was secretary of the Old-age Pensions Committee and his father has been carrying out his duties, with a view of relinquishing them when his son returned. His brother, Fitter-Staff-Sergt. George Rouston, Royal Field Artillery, who had been out in France two years before he was invalided home with a poison leg from Combles in 1916 and is now an instructor in England.
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  • Buried in Terlincthun British Cemetery, France.
Photo by Murray Biddle
    Harry L Rouston - Buried in Terlincthun British Cemetery, France. Photo by Murray Biddle