Harry Andrew Flack

Name

Harry Andrew Flack

Conflict

First World War

Date of Death / Age

11/10/1915
28

Rank, Service Number & Service Details

Lance Corporal
6937
Coldstream Guards
2nd Bn.

Awards

1914 (Mons) Star, British War and Victory Medals

Cemetery/Memorial

SAILLY-LABOURSE COMMUNAL CEMETERY
K.6
France

UK Memorials

St Laurence Church Memorial, Wormley
Not on the Berkhamsted memorials

Pre War

At the time of his death he was resident in Brandon, Suffolk, but later his wife was recorded as living at 144 Fletton Avenue, Peterborough. So far we have been unable to find any connection to Bengeo.

Born 8 February 1887 (possibly Berkhamstead) and baptised on 3 April 1887 in Hatfield, Herts. Twin brother of Andrew Harry Flack. Son of Thomas and Eliza Flack. Married Florence Elizabeth Seymour Bone on 8 January 1910 at the Register Office in Godstone, Surrey. A son, William Henry was born at Caterham on 4 April 1910. They lived at 16 High Street, Brandon, Suffolk. Enlisted in London in September 1906.

In 1911 he was living with his wife Florence E Flack and son William aged 1, at 81 Audley Terrace, Coulsdon Road, Caterham, Surrey, and his occupation states he is a soldier. Completed 7 years service then transferred to the Army Reserve.

At the time of his death home was Brandon, Suffolk, but later his wife was recorded as living at 144 Fletton Avenue, Peterborough.

So far we have been unable to find any connection to Bengeo.

Wartime Service

Enlisted in London, later mobilised in London on 5 August 1914 and was sent to France on 12th August 1914 as part of the 4th Guards Brigade, and moved to the Belgian border. They saw action at Mons and the subsequent retreat, at the battles of the Marne and the Aisne before moving to the Ypres sector where they took part in the 1st Battle of Ypres in October and November 1914.

January 1915 saw him appointed Lance Corporal. They took part in the battle for Aubers, before being transferred to the newly formed 1st Guards Brigade. Wounded at Rue de Bois on 20 May 1915 with a gunshot wound to the hip and again at Vernelles from which he died in no. 3 Field Ambulance.

Additional Information

War gratuity of £6.10s awarded to widow Florence. She was also awarded a pension of 15s a week. Florence later remarried to a John W Stimson in Peterborough in 1918 and lived at 144 Fletton Avenue, Peterborough.

Acknowledgments

Malcolm Lennox, Terry & Glenis Collins, Brenda Palmer