Fiddler, Harry. Died 21st Jul 1915

Harry Fiddler was the son of Thomas and Sarah Ann Fiddler born in 1887 at Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffs. On the 1891 and 1901 he was living with his parents, 3 brothers and 2 sisters in Garston, Lancashire. In 1911 he worked in the Machine Shop at the B.T.H. and lived at 15 Plowman Street, Rugby.



He was attested on 1 September 1914 aged 28 years 1 month, number R87, a Rifleman in the 7th Battalion of the King’s Royal Rifles. He was 5ft 6½in tall with a dark complexion. His eyes were grey and his hair dark He embarked on 18 May 1915 and landed at Boulogne. The regiment took part in various actions including Hooge and Harry was killed by the bursting of a shell on the night of 20/21 July 1915.

The 1914/15 Star, Victory Medal, British War Medal and his Princess Mary Gift box (which was awarded to every soldier serving on 24 December 1914) were sent to his father.

As well as the Rugby Memorial Gates, he is listed on the B.T.H. Memorial.



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