Driver Harold Carlton Sanford

Harold and Emily Carlton on their wedding day © Carlton Family

Thank you to Wendy Shuttleworth for the following research.

Harold was born in Dorking and was baptised on 7 July 1892 at St. Martins Dorking, the family were living at 10 Church Gardens, Dorking.

In 1901 Harold was living with his parents Henry and Elizabeth and his sisters in Dorking.  His Father was a bricklayer and mother was a laundress.

In 1911, he was living with his widowed mother and his sisters at 5 Heath Hill, Dorking, and He worked as a Bakers Assistant.

Harold married Emily Grace Knight in November 1914 in Worthing.  Harold was Emily’s first husband, they had one daughter also named Emily. The family lived in Worthing. After his death Emily went on to marry again and had a further seven children.

Harold had been serving for three years when in 1917 was transferred to No.31 Casualty Clearing Station for Pyrexia (fever).

Harold is buried in Salonica in Greece and there is another memorial to him and the others who died in the First World War in St. Botolphs Church, Worthing,

Born                            Dorking

Husband of                  Emily Grace Knight
Son of                          Henry and Elizabeth Sanford of 10, Church Gardens, Dorking

Regiment                     111th Aux Horse Transport. Royal Army Service Corps
Number                        T3/024289

Date of Death              3rd January 1918
Place of Death             Balkans
Cause of Death           Killed in Action

Age                              29

Cemetery                    Mikra British Cemetery, Kalamaria, Greece