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George Henry Harley

Informatie over geboorte

Geboortejaar:
1897
Geboorteplaats:
Hope, Flintshire, Wales, Verenigd Koninkrijk

Informatie legerdienst

Land:
Wales, Verenigd Koninkrijk
Strijdmacht:
British Expeditionary Force
Rang:
Driver
Service nummer:
213098
Dienstneming plaats:
Flintshire, Wales, Verenigd Koninkrijk
Eenheden:
 —  Royal Field Artillery, "C" Bty.  (Laatst gekende eenheid)

Informatie over overlijden

Datum van overlijden:
15/10/1917
Plaats van overlijden:
Clapham Junction, Zonnebeke, België
Doodsoorzaak:
Killed in action (K.I.A.)
Leeftijd:
20

Begraafplaats

The Huts Cemetery
Plot: X
Rij: D
Graf: 16

Onderscheidingen en medailles 2

British War Medal
Medaille
Victory Medal
Medaille

Points of interest 3

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Mijn verhaal

George Henry Harley - a 20-year-old from Kinnerton, Flintshire in Wales - served as a Driver in “C” Battery of the 95th Brigade Royal Field Artillery, which was part of the 21st Divisional Artillery.

On the 1st day of October 1917, the 95th Brigade Royal Field Artillery took up positions at Stirling Castle and Sanctuary Wood. “C” Battery was positioned near Clapham Junction. It supported the 21st Division’s infantry in the front lines east of Polygon Wood.

On 8 October 1917, the 21st Division was relieved by the 7th Division. And the 95th Brigade Royal Field Artillery was temporarily placed under the command of the 7th Divisional artillery. On the 9th of October it supported the 7th Division’s attack on Polderhoek and Polderhoek Château.

On 12 October 1917 the 7th Division simulated an attack on Becelaere in conjunction with the attack on Passchendaele by Anzac forces. During the following days, the 95th Brigade’s positions were heavily shelled by the German artillery.

George was killed in action on 15 October 1917. He was buried in The Huts Cemetery along with six other artillerymen who were killed on the same day as Harley.

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