Ludwell War Memorial

Harry Gillingham

Surname: Gillingham
Other names: Harry
Other people in this story:
John Gillingham
Clara Gillingham née Ingram
Daisy Millicent Gillingham née Rogers
Joseph H. Gillingham
Ernest P. Gillingham
Locations in this story:
France & Flanders
Arras Memorial, France
St. John the Baptish Church, Charlton, Wiltshire
Donhead St. Mary, Wiltshire
Ludwell, Wiltshire
Melksham, Wiltshire

Harry Gillingham was born in 1889 in Donhead St. Mary, Wiltshire. He was the son of John Gillingham, a Market Gardener, and Clara Gillingham (née Ingram). At the time of the 1911 Census, he was working as a Wheelwright and living with his brother John at The Hollies, 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: Joseph H.(b.1913) and Ernest P. (b.30 March 1917).

Harry 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). He is remembered on the war memorial at Ludwell.

At the time of his death his wife was living at Hope Cottage, Donhead St. Mary. She did not remarry and by the 1939 register was living with her son Ernest, in Melksham, Wiltshire.    

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Links to related web content / sources:
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
The National Archives