Vickers, Harry

Harry 

Vickers

1896 - 1917
Aged21
Rank Able Bodied Seaman
Service no.Tyneside TZ/5370
Regiment Nelson Battalion, Royal Naval Division
DiedFebruary 5, 1917

About

About
Harry
Vickers

Harry was the oldest son of Albert Vickers a Shoe Maker from Nantwich in Cheshire and Ellen Narraway from Staffordshire, they married in Leicester on 16th July 1892 and went on to have ten children, 7 girls and 3 boys.

In 1901 the family were living at 173 Sheridan Street in Knighton, later moving to a few doors down to 165 Sheridan Street. By 1911 the three oldest children, Beatrice born 1893, Alice born 1895 and Harry born in 1896 were all working in Boot Manufacturing.

Harry enlisted on 17/6/1915 and joined the Nelson Battalion on 21/10/1915, he Embarked on HMT Ionian at Mudros on 16/5/1916 and Disembarked at Marselles in France on 22/5/1916. He Died of Wounds on 5/2/1917 and was buried at Aveluy Wood Cemetery, Mesnil-Martinsart in France. His inscription reads ‘Their Glory Shall Not Be Blotted Out’. The cemetery was started in an area known to the army as the ‘Lancashire Dump’ just before the Battle of the Somme.

On the 19th February 1917 the Leicester Daily Post reported, ‘Mrs Vickers has been informed that her son, Able Seaman Harry Vickers R.N.D has died of wounds. The deceased enlisted in 1915 and had served in Gallipoli. He was previously employed at the ‘Wheatsheaf Works’.

The inscription on his grave states “Their Glory Shall Not Be Blotted Out”.

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