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Nottingham
He was the son of Harry and Henrietta Wheat and the brother of Caroline, John, Frederick, Harold, Clarice and Francis Wheat. They lived at 14 Cathcart Street St Ann's Nottingham.
He worked in a coal yard in 1911.
14 Feb 1916
19
913697 - CWGC Website
21230
Private
10th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Private Harry Wheat, served with 10th Battalion Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire) Regiment, he was killed in action at 'The Bluff' on 14th February 1916. His photograph, together the information that he was killed in a mine explosion that preceded the German assault, was published on 19th April 1916. He has no known grave, his name is commemorated on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial.
Obituaries published in the Nottingham Evening Post dated 14th February 1917 read :- “WHEAT. – In loving memory of our dear son, Private H. Wheat, Sherwood Foresters, 14, Cathcart-street, killed in action February 14th, 1916. He nobly answered duty's call, he gave his life for one and all. – Mother, father, sisters, brothers, and brother Jack (in France) “WHEAT. – To the memory of Private H. Wheat, Sherwood Foresters, killed in action February 14th, 1916. – From cousin Walter.” Above obituaries are courtesy of courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918 His brother Jack also served in France.
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