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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
Ranby, Notts
Henry Ernest Kirk was born in Ranby, Notts and registered at East Retford in 1884. His parents were Richard and Sarah Kirk who, over their life had 5 children. A couple of years after his birth, Henry and his family arrived in Worksop and were living at 25 Cheapside. Their father became a veg. and potato dealer with the elder children working as labourers for him. By 1911 the family were living at 6 Garden Row, Newgate Street, Worksop and as Richard was absent, Henry was head of the house. Apart from his mother and two younger brothers, Charles and Thomas, he also had a female ‘visitor’ called Harriet Roebuck who Henry married 5 years later at Worksop. The couple then lived at the same address as letters were received at 6 Garden Row, Newgate Street, reporting the death of Henry in 1918. Richard, Henry's father died in 1908.
13 Mar 1918
33
315230 - CWGC Website
620044
Private
1st Bn The King's (Liverpool Regiment)
Pte. Henry Ernest Kirk Worksop Guardian 5 April 1918 Much uncertainty is felt regarding the fate of Pte. Henry Ernest Kirk, Kings Liverpool’s, husband of Mrs. Kirk, 6, Garden Row, Worksop. Mrs. Kirk received a letter from a Chaplain in France, dated March 16th, which reads:- “Dear Mrs. Kirk,-You will have heard by this time of the death of your husband, Pte. H. Kirk. I must express my sympathy with you in your loss. Your husband was killed at the post of duty, practically instantaneously, while on a working party, not far behind the front line. He was killed by shell fire. It is sad for those left behind, but we must remember that there is a world to come. We buried him in a cemetery in a village just behind the line. The Battalion are erecting a wooden cross, and the Graves Registration Commission registered the position of the grave.-Yours truly, Donald Murray, C.F.” This is all the intelligence that has been received, and further information is anxiously awaited. Pte. Kirk has three children. In pre-war times he worked at Manton Colliery. One of his brothers, Pte. Charles Edward Kirk is lying dangerously wounded in a hospital at Lichfield.
Formerly 41722, Notts And Derby Regiment and now remembered on the Metz-En-Couture Communal Cemetery British Extension, France. 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 Ernest Kirk - 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.