Harold Reuben Tavener

Name

Harold Reuben Tavener

Conflict

First World War

Date of Death / Age

17/04/1917
34

Rank, Service Number & Service Details

Private
425753
Canadian Infantry (British Columbia Regiment)
29th Bn.

Awards

British War and Victory medals

Cemetery/Memorial

VIMY MEMORIAL
France

UK Memorials

Stevenage Old Town Memorial
St Nicholas' Church Memorial, Stevenage Old Town
Holy Trinity Church Memorial Roll of Honour, Stevenage Old Town

Pre War

Harold was born in Fulham, London, on the 22nd June 1882, the son of Reuben & Jemima Tavener. The family later made their home at “Homeleigh”, Essex Road, Stevenage. Harold emigrated to Canada in 1908.

Wartime Service

He enlisted in the Canadian Army on the 19th July 1916 and, after his training, was posted to France. On the 17th April 1917 his Battalion was in a support area east of Neuville St. Vaast and the Unit War Diary shows that there was no enemy activity. However, it does record that 1 man was killed and 2 others wounded, probably as the result of artillery shell fire. He has no known grave and his name is recorded on the Vimy Memorial to the Canadian Forces.

Additional Information

www.stevenageatwar.com

Acknowledgments

Paul Johnson