Harry Nuttall
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About Harry

  • Name
  • Initials
  • Surname
  • Date of Birth
  • Birth town
    Waterfoot/Cloughfold in the Parish of Stackheads, Blackburn.
  • Resided town
  • Commemorated
  • Nationality
  • Place of death
    St Ives, Cambridgeshire
  • Date of death
    10 June 1918
  • Married
  • Occupation

Service Information

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  • Rank
  • Regiment
    Lancashire Fusiliers


Henry (Harry) was born in Blackburn in 1885, to parents Robert and Alice Nuttall.  In 1891, Harry was living at 105 Queens Park Road, Blackburn with his parents and seven siblings. He was married to Elizabeth Ellen Turner on 23 December 1905 in Blackburn and their daughter Edith was born in 1907.  In 1911, the family were living at 36 William Hopwood Street, Blackburn and Harry was a warehouseman for a reed manufacturer and Elizabeth was a knitter.

Harry enlisted with the 3rd Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers on 10 June 1915.  He disembarked on 15 October 1915, joining the 9th Battalion to serve in the Balkans with the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, joining the battalion at Suvla on 21 November 1915.

He was admitted to hospital in Malta in December 1915, with rheumatism and frostbite and was invalided home on 24 December 1915, to a convalescent hospital at Woodcote Park, Epsom.

He was admitted to hospital on several further occasions for myalgia, fibrositis and a blocked tear duct.  He died in the Red Cross Hospital, St Ives, Cambs on 10 June 1918, aged 33, from syncope (temporary loss of consciousness) following a dilated heart.  Harry was buried in Blackburn Cemetery on 15 June 1918.

He also served in the Monmouthshire Regiment and the Prince of Wales’s Volunteers (South Lancashire).  He was awarded the 1914/15 Star and the British War and Victory Medals.

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