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
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