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Pickersgill, Harry

Rank: Private

Year of death: 1918

Date of birth: 1892 (Osset, Yorkshire)

Date of death: 8 Oct 1918

Place of death:
Buried in Lidzbark Warminski cemetery. Died in Heilsburg POW camp. Then located in East Prussia, now Poland. One of ‘Heilsberg 39’
According to research detailed at he is likely to have been taken prisoner on 27th May 1918 during the third Battle of the Aisne.

Service number: 240464

5th Battalion Yorkshire Hussars (Alexandra, Princess of Wales’ Own) Enlisted at Scarborough. Service no. 1985
Later, 1/5th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment (Green Howards) service no 240464

Medals: Posthumously awarded the British and Victory Medals and the 1914/15 star to acknowledge his service overseas before 31 December 2015.

Cemetery location: (Dean Road Section D border) (Ref DB30 Dove)

Where remembered?:
GWGC 28 Lidzbark Warminski War Cemetry
Malbork Memorial in Malbork Commonwealth War Cemetery, Poland.
Roll of Honour
Heislberg 39

Biographical Information

1911 census Occupation Harrier (pit bottom) Ossett
According to information found (but not verified by researcher) Harry embarked for France on 18th April 1915, with the 1/15th Battalion, Yorkshire Regiment (Green Howards) service number 1985.

Parents – Fred (born Ossett) and Alice Pickersgill (born Wakefield) Brother Leonard b 1895 and sister Lilian b 1890


Inscription “In loving memory of/Fred Pickersgill/dearly beloved husband of/Alice Pickersgill/who died March 4 1924 aged 58 years/also of Alice/wife of the above/who died December 2 1939/aged 73 years/”Reunited”/Also of HARRY son of the above/who died in Germany Oct 18 1918/aged 26 years.