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Walter Harbron (1891-1917)

Stockton-on-Tees labourer served with 18th DLI killed at Battle of Arras

Walter Harbron was born in January 1891 in Stockton-on-Tees. Before being enlisted he worked as a colliery labourer above ground. Tragically the records show that his mother and father died within a year of one another, in 1900 and 1901 respectively.

For his time of service he received both the Victory Medal and British War Medal. He was killed on 19 May 1917 during the Battle of Arras.

Civil Parish: Stockton on Tees

Birth date: Jan-1891

Death date: 19-May-1917

Armed force/civilian: Army

Residence: 31 Brown Street, Stockton-on-Tees (1891 census)
69 Portrack Lane, Stockton-on-Tees (1901 census)
3 Boddy’s Buildings, Shildon (1911 census)

Employment: Colliery Labourer above ground

Family: Parents: John George Harbron, Elizabeth Harbron
Siblings: John, Charles, Emanuel, Arthur, Mary Ellen and Elizabeth Ann Harbron
Wife: Mary E Harbron (nee. Bowran)
Children: Linda Harbron (born 1912)

Military service:

Private 18th Battalion, Durham Light Infantry

Medal(s): Victory Medal
British War Medal

Memorial(s): Arras Memorial (bay 8)
Shildon War Memorial
Durham Cathedral Book of Remembrance

Gender: Male

Contributed by Sue Tallentire | Brian Clarke

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