Sergeant Harry Christmas Mitchell

Sergeant Harry Christmas Mitchell

Thank you to Bernice Forsyth and Mary Day from Capel Local History Group for allowing Dorking Museum to publish their research.

Harry was born in Capel in 1882. His parents were David and Annie Mitchell. They lived at 56 The Street. His father was a bricklayer.

Sometime before the outbreak of war Harry married Mary Ada, when he enlisted his address was 71 Gosberton Road , Balham, London. Harry enlisted in the 9th Battalion of the Royal Fusiliers.

Harry was killed in action on the 3rd of May 1917. He has no known grave. His name is inscribed on the Arras Memorial in France.

Born                             Capel, Surrey
Lived                            Capel, Surrey

Son of                          David and Annie Mitchell
Husband of                  Mary Ada Mitchell of Balham

Enlisted                        London

Regiment                      9th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers
Number                        17378

Date of Death               3rd May 1917
Place of Death              France
Cause of Death             Killed in Action

Age                               35

Memorial                       Arras Memorial, France