Other names: Henry Harold
Locations in this story: East Knoyle, WiltshireMere, WiltshireTisbury, Wiltshire
Story: Henry Harold Tanswell was born in East Knoyle, Wiltshire, on 4 Dec 1899 and baptised there on 13 May 1900 the son of John Tanswell and Louisa Tanswell (nee Snook). He spent nearly all his life apart from a short period of Military Service in the area. He enlisted in the Royal Navy on 7 Jan 1918 and became an Able Seaman (Service No. J82737). He was discharged on 3 Mar 1819 and awarded the Victory and British War Medals. His marriage to Winifred Violet Fletcher was registered at Mere, Wiltshire, during 1927. By the time of the 1939 Register he was living at Milton, East Knoyle, Wiltshire, working as a Farm Carter. He had apparently moved prior to his death on 27 Oct 1965 to 67 Queens Road, Tisbury, Wiltshire. Of his brothers, Robert Stanley Tanswell was killed in action whereas Charles Victor Tanswell and Oliver David Tanswell both served and survived the conflict.