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22349 Pt. Harry Birtles

22349 Private Harry Birtles was born in 1893 in Odd Rode, he was christened in All Saints Church, Odd Rode on the 19th October 1893, and he was the son of Peter and Alethea Birtles of Cinder Hill, Scholar Green. Harryís occupation was Second Footman to the Duke of Northumberland; he worked and lived in Alnwick Castle.

 

There are no surviving service records for Harry; all we know is that he enlisted in Alnwick in 1915 and that he went to France on the 9th December 1915, he was killed on the 11th November 1918 in France, his body was never found, he is remembered on panel 3 on the Vis-En-Artois Memorial.

Medal Card