Remembered with honour Hitchin Cemetery: Plot N, Grave 807.
He attested 22 November 1915 in Hitchin, Herts: a P O clerk aged 37*, unmarried, of Hitchin; next-of-kin his mother of Hitchin. He appears to have no medals, and died at 1st Eastern Hospital, Cambridge, of cerebral spinal meningitis.
Son of Tom and Ellen (nee DAY) TOMS; husband of Florence Beatrice (nee SIMPSON) TOMS.
His parents married 18 May 1975 at Holy Saviour, Hitchin. Tom possibly died 1886 in the Strand, London, district aged 36; Ellen died 1938 in the Hitchin district aged 87.
Harry was born 1875 in Newbury, Berks, and married 11 December 1916 in Hitchin; they had one child.
On the 1881 Census, aged 5 he lived in Speen, Berks, with his parents and no siblings. On the 1891 Census, a printer’s apprentice aged 15, he lived in Hitchin, with his maternal grandfather. On the 1901 Census, a hay merchant’s clerk aged 25, he still lived in Hitchin, with his mother and no siblings. On the 1911 census, a hay dealer’s clerk aged 34, he was a visitor in Royston, Herts.
UnitHitchin Signal Depot
Date of death19/07/1917
Age at death37*
Place of death
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- Aldbury Herts War Memorial (1)
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