Thomas David Jarvis

Name

Thomas David Jarvis

Conflict

First World War

Date of Death / Age

16/07/1916
19

Rank, Service Number & Service Details

Private
417187
Bedfordshire Regiment
6th Bn.

Awards

Not Yet Researched

Cemetery/Memorial

HEILLY STATION CEMETERY, MERICOURT-L'ABBE
II. D. 1.
France

UK Memorials

Hertford Town Memorial
Great Amwell Village Memorial
St John the Baptist Church Memorial, Great Amwell
Haileybury College Cloister Wall Memorial, Hertford Heath

Pre War

Born in 1897 in Great Dunmow son of Charles Henry and Julia Ann (Ellis) Jarvis and living there in 1901 and 1911 as a shepherd. Later of London Rd., Hertford Heath, Hertford.

Wartime Service

He enlisted at Hertford and entered France on 11 Oct 1915.

The 6th battalion was in the front line facing Contalmaison from 8 Jul 1916. On 15th Jul 1916 the battalion was in the Battle of the Somme mounting an attack on Pozieres from trenches south of Contalmaison. About 240 officers and men were killed, wounded or missing at the end of the day. There were two major Casualty Clearing Stations at Mericourt-L’Abbe at this time. Thomas Jarvis died of his wounds in a Casualty Clearing Station in Mericourt-L’Abbe.

Acknowledgments

Malcolm Lennox, Karen Smith - Acting Director of External Relations www.haileybury.com/honour