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Harry Waterworth

Private : 2nd/5th Bn Royal Warwickshire Regiment


Rank : Private

Regiment : 2nd/5th Bn Royal Warwickshire Regiment

Service Number : 203306

Death : 9 September 1917

Age : 20

Buried : XVIII. E. 4A., Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium

Son of John R. and Emily Waterworth, of 10, Walshaw Lane, Burnley. Born Burnley.

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Also fiancé to Mildred Heap of Granville Street, Harle Syke. Mildred later married Herbert Atkinson.

Information kindly submitted by Dr. Sharon Carter

Burnley Express and Advertiser. September 22, 1917

WEAVER'S DEATH FROM WOUNDS

The death from wounds is reported of Pte. Harry Waterworth (20), 203306, Royal Warwicks, only son of Mr. and Mrs. Waterworth, 10, Walshaw-lane, Burnley. He died on Sept. 9th. He joined the Army in May, 1916, and went on active service in November. In civil life he worked for the Walshaw Mill Co., Harle Syke, as a weaver. He was a Rechabite. An uncle, Pte. Harold Waterworth, is now in France. Relative to their son, Mr. and Mrs. Waterworth received a letter from the Rev. J. A. Townson, chaplain, on Sept. 8th, stating that he had been seriously woulnded in the stomach (penetrating the abdomen). Later they were informed that he succembed on Sept 9th.

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