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  • photo originally published in the Worksop Guardian and now in the Borough of Worksop Roll of Honour of the Great War 1914-1918 in Worksop Library.
Person Details
Worksop, Notts
Ernest James Tarry and Emily Tarry were both natives of Worksop who married. They lived most of their lives living on Newcastle Avenue, Ernest working as a house painter or domestic coachman. They also had five children, Ernest James, Ada Mary, William, Henry born 1890 and Alice Jane. Henry, the subject of this text, was working as a butcher’s assistant in 1911.
15 Apr 1917
28
2750809 - CWGC Website
M/298914
Private
Army Service Corps
Report on the dearth of 298914 Pte H Tarry – Admitted here 1/4/1917 suffering from Rubella. On the 4th he developed Bronchopneumonia associated with Muco-purulent discharge from eyes and nostrils, he rapidly became worse and Eyrsipelas of nose and face appeared on 13/4/1917. His heart failed. He died 15/4/1917 at 1 p.m. The disease was contracted during his service. Royal Herbert Hospital, Woolwich Pte Harry Tarry Worksop Guardian 20 April 1917 The news reached Worksop this week of the death in the Royal Herbert Hospital, Woolwich, of Pte Harry Tarry, M.T. A.S.C., the son of Mr and Mrs Ernest Tarry, 164 Newcastle Avenue, Worksop. The information came as a great shock to his friends, for it was only seven weeks ago that the deceased, who was well known in Worksop, enlisted. He was sent to Grove Park for training, which place he left for Bramley, and just before his death he was stationed at Sydenham. He put his whole heart into the motor transports and considered one of the best in his company, his officers giving him an excellent character. Though passed for general service, he was not altogether a strong man, but before he was taken to hospital he worked without complaint, until he could do so no longer and it was then his immediate removal to Woolwich was ordered. He first suffered severely from influenza and German measles, bronchial pneumonia and erysipelas supervened, and at his death it was found that one of his lungs was completely gone. Pte Tarry was taken into hospital on Sunday April 14th. His parents visited him on Good Friday and remained a week, but the poor fellow was unconscious all the while and failed to recognise them. Several of his comrades were in the hospital at the time and they spoke very highly of him. Pte Tarry was 28 and before joining the colours was employed by Mr C A Longbottom, Forest Hill, a motor mechanic and chauffer and previous to which he was in the employ of Mr J Haslam and family. His body was bought home on Tuesday night. Mr and Mrs Tarry and family, are in great trouble in the loss of their son and brother, and the sympathy of the people of Worksop will be extended to them in their bereavement. The body was bought from Woolwich on Wednesday and the internment took place in the New Cemetery, yesterday, deceased being accorded military honours. The coffin was borne from his home to St Anne’s Church, opposite by members of the National Reserve. It was covered by the Union Jack and had upon it several beautiful floral tributes. Here the first part of the burial service was said by the Vicar, the Rev. H Gray and headed by the contingent of the Worksop Co. of the Notts Volunteer Regiment in charge of C P Wheeler, with arms reversed, the cortege then proceeded to the New Cemetery where the vicar said the committal portion of the service. The firing party was composed of members of the Volunteer Co and the Last Post was sounded by a bugler from Clipstone Camp. The chief mourners were:- Mr and Mrs E J Tarry (father and mother), etc.
CWG additional information:- Son of Ernest and Emily Tarry, of Oak Cottage, Newcastle Avenue, Worksop. Buried at Worksop (Retford Road) Cemetery, UK. Research by Colin Dannatt
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  • photo originally published in the Worksop Guardian and now in the Borough of Worksop Roll of Honour of the Great War 1914-1918 in Worksop Library.
    Henry Tarry - photo originally published in the Worksop Guardian and now in the Borough of Worksop Roll of Honour of the Great War 1914-1918 in Worksop Library.
  • The family headstone of the Tarry family situated in Worksop cemetery, courtesy of Colin Dannatt
    Harry Edmund Tarry - The family headstone of the Tarry family situated in Worksop cemetery, courtesy of Colin Dannatt