Rifleman Harry Berry Worsfold

Thank you to Patricia Brazier for the following research.

Harry was born in the spring of 1895 in Capel. His parents were James and Emma.

James and Emma married at the parish church of Capel on 17th November 1888. James is an agricultural labourer and Emma (nee Berry), is a housemaid.

In the 1901 census, Harry’s family are living at Ruggs Farm in Capel. James is now a domestic gardener.  Harry has an older brother George, who is 8 years old.

In the 1911 census, Harry has left home and is working as a shop assistant. He is 15 years old.  He is a boarder, living with Mr. and Mrs. Johnson in Halifax Road, Enfield. His parents and his brother George are still living at Ruggs Farm in Capel.

Harry joined the London Regiment in 1916 and served with them in France from 25th June until 30th November 1916.  His Battalion then moved to the Balkans and arrived on 8th December 1917. He died of wounds on 27th February 1917.  He was 21 years old. He is buried at Doiran Military Cemetery in Greece. His parents requested that “Sleep On Beloved And Take Thy Rest” be put on his gravestone.

Born Capel, Surrey
Lived Enfield, London
Son of James and Emma (nee Berry) Worsfold
Regiment 2nd/21st Battalion. London Regiment (1st Surrey Rifles)
Number 5935
Date of Death 27th February 1917
Place of Death Greece
Cause of Death Died of wounds
Age 22
Cemetery Doiran Military Cemetery, Greece
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