Harry (John) Woolfries

Surname: Woolfries
Other names: Harry (John)
Other people in this story:
Francis Woolfries
Elizabeth Anne Woolfries
Ellen Lydia Bailey
Locations in this story:
Farnham, Dorset
Tarrant Hinton, Dorset

Harry Woolfries, known in the military records and some electoral registers as John, was born in Farnham, Dorset, on 30 Jan 1891 and baptised there on 19 Apr 1891 the son of Francis and Elizabeth Anne Woolfries. Right up until the the outbreak of war he lived with his parents in Farnham. He enlisted as a Driver and Shoeing Smith in the Royal Field Artillery on 29 Mar 1915. (Service No. 98228). He served with both the 19th (Reserve) Battery and the 17th Battery in France. He was demobilized on 27 May 1919 and was awarded the Victory and British Medals as well as the 1915 Star. He married Ellen Lydia Bailey during 1919 and had at least one child. The 1939 Register shows him living at Tarrant Hinton, Dorset, working as a Licencee. He died on 17 Dec 1957 and is buried at St. Lawrence Church, Farnham, Dorset.

(Source: Based on previous research by Ken Baxter.)


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