Other names: Harry
Locations in this story: France & FlandersArras Memorial, FranceSt. John the Baptish Church, Charlton, WiltshireDonhead St. Mary, WiltshireLudwell, Wiltshire
Story: Harry Gillingham was born in 1889 in Donhead St. Mary, Wiltshire. He was the son of John Gillingham, a Market Gardener, and Clara Gillingham (nee Ingram). At the time of the 1911 Census, he was working as a Wheelwright and living with his brother at Donhead St. Mary, Wiltshire. On 23rd December, 1912, he married Daisy Millicent Rogers at St. John the Baptist Church, Charlton, Wilshire. There were two children of the marriage, two boys. He enlisted as a Sapper in the Royal Engineers (Service No. 160194). He served in France & Flanders and was awarded the Victory and British War medals. He died whilst serving with the 2nd Special Company of the Royal Engineers on 23rd June 1917 and his name appears on the Arras Memorial (Bay 1). At the time of his death his wife was living at Hope Cottage, Donhead St. Mary. He is remembered on the war memorial at Ludwell.