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  • Photo was originally published in the Worksop Guardian. Courtesy of Robert Illett
Person Details
Worksop, Notts
Harold Wannop Harrington born in 1894 in Worksop at 13 George Street. His parents were Charles Albert and Lilian Harrington, his middle name was after his mother’s maiden name. He had an elder sister, Lilley, who was born in 1890 in Worksop. Their father, Charles was an administration worker being a book keeper and clerk in a Colliery. When he was 49 years old, he died at Worksop. Harold started work carrying on in his father’s footsteps and became employed as a clerk in electricity works
11 Apr 1918
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Private
13th Bn York and Lancaster Regiment
Pte. Harold Harrington Worksop Guardian 10 May 1918 It is sad to think that another Worksop boy, who enlisted shortly after the out break of war in the Sheffield Battalion, has made the great sacrifice. We refer to Pte. Harold Harrington, only son of Mrs. Harrington, of George Street Worksop, a lady, who by her many kindnesses and gentle manner, is held in much affection and esteem. Pte. Harrington had just come of age when he responded to the call, and he was a typical example of the young soldier of whom the late Sergt. Streets wrote, “O Liberty, at thy command, we challenge death.” Harold Harrington enlisted voluntarily and sacrificed a promising career as an electrical engineer to do so. After an engagement at Sheffield Electricity Works, he was appointed as an assistant at the Electric Lighting Station, at Worksop, and it was from here that he and so many more gallant young men joined the Sheffield City Battalion, of which few, are left. He was first sent to Egypt and later was drafted to France, where the Battalion distinguished itself in many a stubborn encounter. He had been home on leave last Christmas, and again returned to do his part in stemming the German advance. He was killed in action on April 11th, and his last letter home is dated April 10th. The news of his death was received with general regret, and sincere sympathy is felt with his widowed mother and his sister. Like his late father, Pte. Harrington was an earnest member of the Wesley Church, and preaching on Sunday morning, the Rev. R.E. Grieves, superintendent minister, paid a touching tribute to his memory, and voiced the sympathy of the entire congregation with his bereaved relatives. Pte. Harrington was one of the many young Worksop men who’s memory the town will hold in Honour.
CWG additional information:- Son of Mrs. L. Harrington, of 13, George St., Worksop, Notts. Remembered on the Le Grand Beaumart British Cemetery, Steenwerck, France. Research by Colin Dannatt
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  • Photo was originally published in the Worksop Guardian. Courtesy of Robert Illett
    Harold Wannop Harrington - Photo was originally published in the Worksop Guardian. Courtesy of Robert Illett
  • Photo shows the Le Grand Beaumart british Cemetery, Steewerck, France where Harold Wannop Harrington is buried in grave reference I G 18 ,courtesy of the CWGC
    Harold Wannop Harrington - Photo shows the Le Grand Beaumart british Cemetery, Steewerck, France where Harold Wannop Harrington is buried in grave reference I G 18 ,courtesy of the CWGC