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Parents: George and Ellen Gadd of 24 Layton Avenue, Mansfield.
Attended Brunts School. Frame-worker Knitter at Johnson's Hosiery Mill (Reed Mill), Bleak Hill, Mansfield. Member of Mansfield Swimming Club.
30 Apr 1917
563058 - CWGC Website
Lance Sergeant
2nd Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Enlisted in September in 1914, along with his brother Cecil. He is buried in St Patrick's Cemetery, Loos (grave ref. I/G/1).
Mansfield Chronicle Advertiser, 16/09/1915 photograph of Harold and Cecil Gadd of Layton Avenue. Harold has been injured by a shell blast. 10/05/1917 edition; Son of Mr and Mrs Gadd of Layton Avenue has been killed. Letters from his friends saying he had been killed but official notification has not yet been received. An article published 11th May 1917 in the Mansfield Reporter and Sutton Times :- “We announce, with regret, the death of Sergeant Harold Gadd, son of Mr. and Mrs. Gadd, Layton-avenue, Mansfield, who was killed in action on the 30th of April. He went out to France in February. Before joining the army he was employed at Mr. F. Johnson's mill, and he was an active member of the Baptist Church.” Above article is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
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