Private Harry Duggleby (1891-1916)

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Harry was born in Walkington in April 1891. He was son of Emma Duggleby. Harry worked as a labourer in a local whiting works on the edge of Beverley Westwood. He was unmarried.
Harry enlisted in Beverley on 8 December 1915 with the 8th Battalion of the East Yorkshire Regiment as a Private and embarked for France 8 July 1916, joining his Battalion on 22 July. On 17 August his Battalion attacked German trenches to the South East of Guillemont.
Harry, aged 25, was killed in action 18 August 1916 during the Battle of the Somme.
Harry is remembered on Walkington's War Memorial and on the East Riding Memorial in Beverley Minster. He is buried at Corbie Communal Cemetery Extension, France. He was posthumously awarded the War and Victory Medals

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