Picture of Harold Walpole
Harold Walpole

WALPOLE, Harold Edgar

Rank: Able Seaman
Service No: R/6329
Regiment/Service: Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve – Anson Battalion, R.N. Divison
Died: 11/11/1918 – Mons, Belgium. Died of wounds in 148th (RN) Field Ambulance, aged 19
Cemetery: Nouvelles Communal Cemetery, France – Grave: On the East side.
Memorial Inscription: ‘The Lord bless him and keep him and give him peace.’
War Office Information: Son of Henry Francis and Mary Ann Walpole, of 26, Wood St., Geddington, Northants.


Personal Information

Parents: Henry Francis & Mary Ann Walpole (nee Moore)
Born: 19 Jul 1899, Geddington (Q3 1899, Kettering, Vol. 3b, Page 185)
Baptism: 27 Aug 1899, Geddington (Ref: FHL Film 6127507, Page 189)


Census Information

1901 Census: 13, Wood Street, Geddington
Henry F Walpole (father); Aged 34; bricklayers labourer; b. Geddington
Mary A Walpole (mother); Aged 41; b. Geddington
Amy C Walpole (sister); Aged 13; b. Geddington
Francis W Walpole (brother); Aged 11; b. Geddington
John W Walpole (brother); Aged 9; b. Geddington
Samuel J Walpole (brother); Aged 7; b. Geddington
Charles H Walpole (brother); Aged 5; b. Geddington
Harold E Walpole; Aged 1; b. Geddington
Source Citation: Class: RG13; Piece: 1446; Folio: 118; Page: 3.

1911 Census: Wood Street, Geddington
Henry Walpole (father); Aged 44; bricklayer – married 24 years
Mary Ann Walpole (mother); Aged 51 – 6 children, all living
Francis Walpole (brother); Aged 21; bricklayers labourer
Jackson Walpole (brother); Aged 19; general labourer
Charles Walpole (brother); Aged 15; assistant porter & gardener
Harold Walpole; Aged 11
Source Citation: Class: RG14; Piece: 8565; Schedule Number: 96.

Military: Entered 11/9/17; Draft for BEF 5/4/18, joined Anson Bn. 8/4/18-22/5/18 wounded, returned to duty 23/5/18-25/8/18 GSW right leg, rejoined Anson Bn. 2/10/18-10/11/18 wounded.  Source Citation: TNA Series: ADM 242/10; Scan Number: 0879.


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3 comments on “Harold Edgar WALPOLE

    • Are you talking about the Harold Walpole in the Archive’s Roll of Honour, WW1? There’s a very good photo of him there. But I think there are other Harry Walpoles in this village, perhaps our photo depicts one of them? Be good to see it. Pam

  • Through tremendous good fortune, I have acquired the war medals and memorial plaque for this young man, together with other school attendance medals and many copy documents. I feel extremely proud to have brought these things back ‘home’ so to speak.


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