Other names: Harry Charles
Locations in this story: Berwick St. JohnFrance & FlandersWarloy-Baillon Communal Cemetery Extn.Luke Street, Berwick St. John, WiltshireDevizes, Wiltshire
Story: Harry Charles Weeks was born in 1888 in Berwick St. John. He was the son of Mary Emma Weeks, a laundress - there is no father on the baptismal record. His mother married Frank Jacob in 1907 - they had one child, a half brother to Harry. At the time of the 1911 Census Harry was single, working as a Shepherd and living with his uncle in Luke Street, Berwick St. John, Wiltshire. He enlisted in Devizes, Wiltshire, as a Private in the 1st Battalion of the Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire) Regiment (Service No. 18740) and he served in France & Flanders. He was awarded the British War, Victory and 15 Star medals. He died on 24th August 1916 and was buried at Warloy-Baillon Communal Cemetery Extension (grave id. VII.D.53). He is remembered on the Berwick St. John War Memorial.