Other names: Harry John
Locations in this story: Bedchester, Fontmell Magna, Shaftesbury, DorsetBournemouth, HampshireSouthampton, Hampshire
Story: Harry John Cross was born in Bedchester, Fontmell Magna, Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 23 Dec 1893 and baptised at Fontmell Magna on 18 Feb 1894 the son of Harry George Cross and Eliza Cross (nee Allen). By 1901 the family had moved to Bournemouth, Hampshire, and Harry began his career as a Law Clerk. He enlisted on the 30 Sep 1915 and joined the Royal Flying Corps (later the Royal Air Force from 1 Apr 1918) and became a Flight Sergeant (Clerical). (Service No 9301). He was discharged on 12 Sep 1920 and awarded the Victory and British War Medals and was also mentioned for his valuable services during the war period. By the time of the 1939 Register he was living at St. Deny's Road, Southampton, Hampshire, working now as a Fitter at Thornycrofts. He remained single and died on 22 Mar 1961 at the Chest Hospital, Southampton.