Harold Davenport

Harold Davenport

Harold Davenport


2nd Lieutenant, Harold Davenport, 122nd Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery, formerly, Gunner, 92928, R.G.A.

Born in 1888 at Macclesfield, son of William and Lucy Ann, (nee, Moss), Davenport, of, Buckley Street, Macclesfield, later moving to Knight Street. Harold was educated at Crompton Road School and then the Grammar School, before moving onto Chester College. In 1911. He was also an active member of the 3rd Macclesfield Boy Scout Troop.
Harold was working as a Trained Certificated Elementary School Assistant Teacher, in Oldham, and living at 32, Littlewood, Shaw Side, Oldham. In the first quarter of 1910, Harold married Florence Kirk Lee, registered at Macclesfield.

When Harold was conscripted he was working as an Assistant Master at St Stephen’s, Oldham, like many others, he was not a volunteer. He was posted with the R.G.A. and after training was drafted with the B.E.F. 6 February 1917, to France. He went onto gain his commission on the 1st September 1917. Harold was killed, Thursday, 21 March 1918, aged 29 years.

Medals: British War Medal and Victory Medal.
These were sent to his widow at 112, Cranbrook Road, Redland, Bristol. The administration of the Probate of his Will was left to his widow, Florence Kirk Davenport. Effects: £223.11s.5d.

2nd Lieutenant, Harold Davenport has no known resting place and he is commemorated on the Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France.
C.W.G.C. Ref: – Panel 10.

Also refer to

  • Macclesfield Troops pre WWI
  • Photos from Barnswood archive Macclesfield WW1
  • Photos of 3rd Macclesfield Troop pre WW1
  • Great war history of 3rd Macclesfield Sue Henderson
  • WWI List of Addresses Trevor Druce Macclesfield Reflects
  • ‘Big Hats, Shorts and Dyb Dyb Dyb’ – a history of Macclesfield and Congleton Scouts by Norman Gosling
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