Harry Henshaw

Harry Henshaw

Harry Henshaw


352486, Private, Harry Henshaw, 2/9th Battalion, Manchester Regiment.

Born in 1898 at Macclesfield, son of James and Alberta Buckley, (nee, Neale), Henshaw, of, 95, St George’s Street, Macclesfield. Harry was educated at Lord Street School under Mr W. W. Weyer; he was an active member of the Brunswick Scouts. After leaving school, he gained employment at A. W. Hewetson, London Road Mill, as an embroiderer.

He enlisted in Macclesfield, and was trained at Colchester. An excellent shot, he won a gold medal in a shooting competition. Harry was drafted to France in March 1917, where he was attached to the Lewis Gun section; Harry was killed in action, Tuesday, 1 May 1917, aged 19 years.

Medals: British War Medal and Victory Medal.

Private, Harry Henshaw is buried at Gorre British and Indian Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.
C.W.G.C. Ref: – IV. A. 27.

Also refer to

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