Mugridge, H F
HARRY/HENRY FRITZ MUGRIDGE
Remembered with honour Puchevillers British Cemetery: Plot I, Row C, Grave 30.
He enlisted in Salford, Lancs; was entitled to the Victory, British War and 1914-15 Star medals, his qualifying date being 23 November 1915, and died of wounds received in action. Unfortunately, Harry’s Service Record appears to be one that did not survive the World War Two bombing.
There is a Death announcement for Harry in the West Herts and Watford Observer dated 5 August 1916.
Son of Alfred and the late Lydia Elizabeth (nee HUGGARD) MUGRIDGE of Watford.
His parents married 3 August 1885 at St Peter’s, Westhampnett, Sussex. Lydia died 1888 in the Guildford, Surrey, district aged 27, and was buried 27 November at St John’s, Stoke next Guildford. Alfred remarried 1891 in the Croydon, Surrey, district to Lizzie Frances DUKE; he died 2 October 1930 in Watford aged 67, and was buried 6 October in Vicarage Road Cemetery, Watford; Lizzie died 1939 in the Chichester, Sussex, district aged 77.
Harry was born 31 December 1885 in Guildford, and baptised 28 February 1886 at St Mary’s, Guildford. He attended Watford Fields School; then Beechen Grove Board School, Watford, from 4 January 1898 to 16 January 1900. He resided in Watford.
On the 1891 Census, a scholar aged 5 he lived in Reigate, Surrey, with his father, step-mother and two siblings. On the 1901 Census, an errand boy aged 15 he lived in Watford, with his father, step-mother and one sibling. On the 1911 Census, he is proving elusive.
Unit15th (1st Salford Pals) Battalion
Date of death06/07/1916
Age at death30
Place of death
- 1st S.W. Herts Scout Troop [in St Mary's Parish Church Watford] (4)
- Abbot's Langley Herts War Memorial (17)
- Aldbury Herts War Memorial (1)
- Aldenham Herts War Memorial (located in Letchmore Heath Herts) (8)
- All Saints Church Croxley Green Herts (12)
- All Saints Church Harrow Weald Middx (2)
- All Saints Church Hertford (1)
- All Saints Church King's Langley Herts (1)
- All Saints Church Leavesden Herts (31)
- All Saints Church Witham Essex (3)