Henry James Dellar

Photo:From 'Our Local Patriots' published by the Herts Pictorial

From 'Our Local Patriots' published by the Herts Pictorial

WW1 - Roll of Honour

by Lynette Wray

HENRY JAMES DELLAR

 

Military History:     

 

Regiment:
Hertfordshire Regiment
1st Battalion

Rank:
Private

Regimental Number:
5816

Date of Enlisting:
1.11.1915

Date of death:
9.3.1916

 

Cemetery/ Memorial:             

UK Cemetery/Memorial:
St Mary’s Ashwell Churchyard,
Ashwell Village War Memorial,
St Mary’s Church Honours Roll

 

Henry served as a private in the Hertfordshire Regiment, 1st Battalion, regimental number 5816.  He died in hospital in Aylesbury on 9th March 1916.

Henry is buried in the St Mary’s Churchyard, Ashwell.  He is commemorated on the St Mary’s Church Ashwell Roll of Honour and on the Ashwell Village War Memorial.

He was awarded the Victory Medal and the British War Medal.

 

Family History:

 

Date of Birth:
c. 1888

Birth Place:
Melbourn, Cambridgeshire

Residence:
Ashwell, Hertfordshire

Marriage:
Single

 

Henry was born in Melbourn, Cambridgeshire second son of David and Ellen (nee Hobbs) Dellar, but the 1901 census shows the family living in Station Rd, Ashwell.  The 1911 census shows that David and Ellen had 12 children, eight of whom were surviving but only 3 are listed on the census. At the time of his death his parents were living in Hinxworth Road, Ashwell.

Henry was a pupil at the Merchant Taylors School, Ashwell.  Before enlisting in the army Henry was a domestic gardener.

 

Commentary:

Name:

  Henry James Dellar

Birth   Place:

  Melbourn, Cambridgeshire

Residence:

  Ashwell, Hertfordshire

Death   Date:

  9.3.1916

Enlistment   Place:

  Hertford

Rank:

  Private

Regiment:

  Hertfordshire Regiment

Battalion:

  1st Battalion

Regimental   Number:        

  5816

Type of   Casualty:

  Died at home

Theatre   of War:

  Western European Theatre of War, France and Flanders

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