Ludwell War Memorial

Harry Gillingham

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

Images:
  • Names on Ludwell War Memorial 2

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