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  • 12347 L/Cpl Harry Camm, killed in action, 9/8/1915, Gallipoli. Named on Helles memorial. Visited in 2008 by John Morse and photo taken
Person Details
Ordsall
Henry known as Harry was born in Ordsall in 1893 and was the son of George and Agnes Camm, of 68, Highbury Avenue, Bulwell, Nottingham. George was born in Willoughby in Nottinghamshire and his wife Agnes was born in Hyson Green, George worked for the Great Central Railway as a traffic inspector and judging by the birth places of his six children moved around the county with his job. His first three children were all born in Ordsall, Agnes in 1891 , Harry born 1893 and Ada born 1895 , his son George was born in Lincolnshire in 1898 and after the turn of the century his final two daughter Olive born 1901 and Kate born 1904 were born in Old Basford. By the 1911 census the family are living at 75 Wallis Street, Old Basford and harry is 18 years of age and an apprentice wagon builder
Wagon builder Great Northern Railway
09 Aug 1915
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Lance Corporal
9th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
He enlisted in the army on August 8th 1914. His first theatre of war was the Balkans on 31st December 1915 (medal index card ) and he was killed in action on 9th August 1915 . His name is commemorated on the Helles memorial, Gallipoli, Turkey
L/Cpl Harry Camm Retford Times 14 Jan 1916 We produce this week a photograph of the late Lance Corpl, Harry Camm of the 9th Sherwood Foresters who was killed in action in the Dardanelles on Aug 9th last. He was an employee on the Great Northern Railway having served his apprenticeship to waggon building at the Annesley GCR waggon shops. He enlisted in the army on Aug 8th 1914. He was a member of the Bulwell Church Choir and was highly respected by a large circle of friends. The deceased soldier was born in Hind Street, Newtown, Retford, and his parents are well known in the neighbourhood. His father has been an employee of the Great Central Railway for upwards of 40 years. The greatest sympathy is felt for the parents who live at 68 Highbury Avenue, Bullwell, Nottingham. Nottingham Post obituary (abridged), 5 September 1915: 'Camm. Killed in action August 9th, Lance Corporal Harry Camm, 9th Sherwood Foresters, son of Mr and Mrs Camm, 68 Highbury Avenue, Bulwell.' His brother George Camm also served during the 'Great War' in the Machine Gun Corps, he was killed in action on 10th November 1917, he has no known grave and his name is commemorated on the Tyne Cot memorial, Somme, France.
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  • 12347 L/Cpl Harry Camm, killed in action, 9/8/1915, Gallipoli. Named on Helles memorial. Visited in 2008 by John Morse and photo taken
    Harry Camm name on Memorial - 12347 L/Cpl Harry Camm, killed in action, 9/8/1915, Gallipoli. Named on Helles memorial. Visited in 2008 by John Morse and photo taken
  • This photo was originally published in the Retford Times following the death of Harry Camm
    Henry Camm - This photo was originally published in the Retford Times following the death of Harry Camm