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  • Photo published in the Nottingham Evening Post dated 9th November 1916, courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918.
Person Details
He was the husband of Elizabeth Stretton.
16 Sep 1916
1555057 - CWGC Website
Old Basford Nottingham
Private
2nd Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Pte. Harry Stretton, 2nd Battalion Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire Regiment, was killed in action on 13th September 1916. He is commemorated on Thiepval Memorial. His death is recorded by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission as having taken place on 16th September 1916. However, it seems likely, given the action the battalion was involved in on 13th September that that was the actual date of his death. It is also the date given on his medal index card.
An extract from the 'Nottingham Evening Post', 13th September 1917 “STRETTON. – Killed in action between September 13th and 16th, 1916, Private H. Stretton, Sherwood Foresters. The heart that mourns sincerely mourns silently and low. – From his loving wife.” Above extract courtesy of Jim Grundy via face book pages of Small town Great War, Hucknall 1914-1918
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  • Photo published in the Nottingham Evening Post dated 9th November 1916, courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918.
    Harry Stretton - Photo published in the Nottingham Evening Post dated 9th November 1916, courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918.