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Harold Farley Carver: Friday 3rd March 1916

Harold became Private 23275 with the 6th Duke of Cornwall’s Light Infantry, enlisting in Plymouth. The Regiment landed in Boulogne on 22 May 1915. He was killed in action aged 25 and is buried at Agny Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, where he is likely to have been one of the first Commonwealth burials.

Harold was the youngest son of Mrs Charlotte Ann Carver and her late husband W S Carver and lived at 38 St James Road. In 1901, aged 10, Harold was living with his grandparents, Henry and Jane Carswell in Littlehampton.  By 1911 the family were at 16 Blenkarne Road.  He was one of eight children two of whom died in infancy.  Harold was a tailor.  He had an elder brother who was a builder and decorator and a drapery assistant sister.  The family took in an elderly couple as boarders. When his mother obtained Richard’s probate of £32 14s 6d her address was 16 Blenkarnie Road.