Born: 1897, Woodbridge, Suffolk.

Died: 24th March 1920; age 23; of Ulcerative Endocarditis, at 51, Rayne Road, Bocking, Essex.

Informant of Harry’s death – N.F. Lilley, occupier of 51, Rayne Road, Bocking.

Residence: Hatfield Peverel, Essex.

Occupation: a Farm Labourer and Army Pensioner.

Enlisted: 31st March 1916. Served overseas.

Discharged: 5th April 1919.


Rank: Private; Service Number: DM2/169367.

Regiment: Royal Army Service Corps.


Medals Awarded: Victory & British War + Silver War Badge.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Silver_War_Badge




1901     Woodbridge Road, Ipswich.


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

Arthur James Friar, 38, a Bricklayer, born Bradwell, Suffolk.

Elizabeth Friar (nee Packard), 36, born Woodbridge, Suffolk.

Ethel Maude Friar, 12, a Domestic Servant, born Woodbridge.

Arthur James Friar, 11, born Woodbridge.

Grace Elizabeth Friar, 10, born Woodbridge.

Mabel Eloise Friar, 6, born Woodbridge.

Fanny Eliza Friar, 3, born Ipswich.

James Friar, 1, born Ipswich.

unnamed baby Friar (daughter), born Ipswich.


1911   212, Cemetery Road, Ipswich.


Harry was 14 years old, a Grocer’s Errand Boy. He was living with his widowed father & siblings.

Arthur, 46, a Bricklayer.

Ethel, 22, a Domestic Servant.

Grace, 19, a Dress Maker.

Fanny, 13.

James, 11.

Elsie, 10.


Harry’s mother Elizabeth Friar died 1907, Ipswich.


In 1918, Braintree, Essex, Harry married Grace Minnie Gosling, born December 1895, Woodbridge, Suffolk.


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