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Harry Patch Funeral


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Name: FERRIS, ALBERT EDWARD

Initials: A E

Nationality: United Kingdom

Rank: Serjeant

Regiment/Service: Somerset Light Infantry

Unit Text: "C" Coy. 6th Bn.

Age: 33

Date of Death: 04/10/1916

Service No: 3/7248

Additional information: Son of Charles and Julia Ferris; husband of Eliza Jane Ferris, of 2, Stonehouse Terrace, Combe Down, Bath.

Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead

Grave/Memorial Reference: 7. 9.

Cemetery: MONKTON COMBE (ST. MICHAEL) CHURCHYARD EXTENSION

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Name: HARRIS, JOHN HENRY

Initials: J H

Nationality: United Kingdom

Rank: Lance Corporal

Regiment/Service: Somerset Light Infantry

Unit Text: 7th Bn.

Age: 38

Date of Death: 13/03/1917

Service No: 17479

Additional information: Born at Monkton Combe. Son of John Harris; husband of E. Giggs (formerly Harris), of Combe Grove Cottage, Brassknocker Hill, Monkton Combe, Bath.

Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead

Grave/Memorial Reference: 7. 12.

Cemetery: MONKTON COMBE (ST. MICHAEL) CHURCHYARD EXTENSION

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Name: GRANT, ERIC WILLIAM

Initials: E W

Nationality: United Kingdom

Rank: Private

Regiment/Service: Bedfordshire Regiment

Unit Text: 52nd Bn.

Age: 18

Date of Death: 02/03/1919

Service No: 66463

Additional information: Son of Ernest William and Annie Grant, of 1, Rose Mount, Combe Down, Bath.

Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead

Grave/Memorial Reference: 8. 16.

Cemetery: MONKTON COMBE (ST. MICHAEL) CHURCHYARD EXTENSION

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There's more to come, just need to wait until I can get them uploaded.

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Andrew,

Thanks for the photographs.

Just a little more detail on L/Cpl John Harris (known as Jack) - he was injured at the front, suffering a penetrating shrapnel wound to his temple in July 1916. He was later transferred to Stockport Hospital, even though recovery was never expected. He died on the 13th March 1917 aged 38 with his wife, father and sister being notified of his deteriorating condition, and setting off to be with him in Stockport. Sadly they did not arrive in time. He left a ten year old son.

After his death, his body was conveyed to Monkton Combe to his home in Mill Lane. There was then a procession to the cemetery, with some 80 soldiers lining the route.

The man who had been a gardener for a local clergyman was burried with nearly the whole village present.

May they all rest in peace.

Regards,

Brendon.

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Name: MACEY, FREDERICK JOHN

Initials: F J

Nationality: United Kingdom

Rank: Sapper

Regiment/Service: Royal Engineers

Unit Text: 503rd Field Coy.

Age: 18

Date of Death: 14/06/1915

Service No: 734

Additional information: Son of James and Rose Macey, of 1, Richardson Place, Combe Down, Bath.

Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead

Grave/Memorial Reference: 6. 13.

Cemetery: MONKTON COMBE (ST. MICHAEL) CHURCHYARD EXTENSION

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Ornate 19th century Lieutenant-Colonel Frederick J Clerk's grave:

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Last one - another Patch, uncertain of relation to Harry (if any, younger brother perhaps?):

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