HARRY AKERS ROW

 

Born: 22nd March 1886, Saxmundham, Suffolk.

Died: 11th March 1915; age: 29; KiA – leading his men through murderous fire. Found lying in a trench, shot through the head at Neuve Chapelle.

Residence: North Lodge, Saxmundham, Suffolk.

 

Gazetted Second Lieutenant – 4th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment – 29th May 1913.

 

Date of Entry Therein: 8th November 1914.

 

Rank: Second Lieutenant.

Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, 4th Battalion.

 

Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1914 Star.

 

Grave Reference:

VI.F.8.

Pont-Du-Hem Military Cemetery,

La Gorgue,

France.

 

Relatives Notified & Address: Son of William Benjamin & Emily Row, of Saxmundham, Suffolk.

 

Brother to JOHN ERIC ROW.

 

CENSUS

 

1891   North Lodge, Saxmundham, Suffolk.

 

Harry was 5 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

William Benjamin Row, 36, a Corn & Seed Merchant – employer, born Rendham, Suffolk.

Emily Row (nee Woodward), 32, born Dagworth Hall, Old Newton with Dagworth, Suffolk.

Pamela Mabel Row, 17, born Saxmundham.

Emily Louisa Row, 11, born Saxmundham.

Flora Constance Row, 8, born Saxmundham.

Ethel Blanche Row, 7, born Saxmundham.

Edith Maude Row, 3, born Saxmundham.

John Eric Row, 2 months, born Saxmundham.

1 nurse.

2 general domestic servants.

 

1901   Ipswich School, Henley Road, Ipswich.

 

Harry was 15 years old, he and his 10 year old brother, John were scholars and boarders at the school.

 

1911   North Lodge, Saxmundham, Suffolk.

 

Harry was 25 years old, he was assisting in the family business. He was living with his parents & siblings.

Ben, 56, a Corn, Seed & Coal Merchant – employer.

Emily, 52.

Edith, 23.

John, 20, a Clerk – Chemical Manure Works.

1 cook.

 

Harry attended Ipswich School – entered 1895.

 

On the 7th December 1917, Benjamin Row applied for the 1914 Star in respect of his late son. Harry’s medals were sent to Benjamin Row Esq. at North Lodge, Saxmundham.

 

Soldiers’ Effects to William Benjamin Row Esq. – father.

 

Harry is also remembered on the war memorial at Saxmundham, Suffolk, and on the Packard memorial at St. Mary the Virgin Church, Bramford, Suffolk. His parents erected an engraved brass plaque at St. John the Baptist, Saxmundham, Suffolk and Ipswich School WW1 memorial.

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