Radford, Harold James

Age: 19
Date of birth: 1897 (Q1)

Parents: William and Emma Radford
Address: 11 Parkes Street


Harold was born in early 1897 in Exeter, Devon. His birth is listed in the British Armed Forces list of births and baptisms so his father would have been a soldier.

At the time of the 1901 census, he was living in Sidwell Street, Exeter with his mother and older sister Ethel so his father was probably either living in barracks or serving overseas.

In 1911 the family were living at 11 Parkes Street, Warwick and there were now six children: Ethel (15), Harold  (14) and Albert (3),  all born in Exeter, John (8) and Annie (6), both born in India and Muriel (3 months) born in Warwick. William was employed as a Barracks Labourer, Harold was working as an errand boy for a Drapers.

Military Service

Rank & Number: Private, 10090
Regiment/Service: B Company, 2nd Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment
Brigade/Division: 22nd Brigade, 7th Division
Date of death: Sunday, September 03, 1916
Cause of death/Battle: Died of wounds
Commemorated/Buried: Thiepval Memorial, Somme
Awards: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Commemorated locally at: St Pauls Church


  • Unlocking Warwick Research Group
  • Photo courtesy of IWM “Bond of Sacrifice” WWI Portraits Collection © IWM HU 124652

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