Harold John Badcock

Name

Harold John Badcock
1888

Conflict

First World War

Date of Death / Age

18/10/1916
28

Rank, Service Number & Service Details

Second Lieutenant
Norfolk Regiment
4th Bn.

Awards

British War and Victory medals

Cemetery/Memorial

BANCOURT BRITISH CEMETERY
VIII. D. 14.
France

Headstone

>FAITHFUL UNTO DEATH

UK Memorials

Hemel Hempstead Town Memorial, St John the Evangelist Church Memorial, Boxmoor

Pre War

Harold John Badcock was born in 1888 at Boxmoor, Hemel Hempstead, the son of Francis and Marian Badcock. His father was the principal teacher at Boxmoor School.


On the 1891 Census the family were living at School House, St John's Road, Hemel Hempstead, where his father was a teacher at the Elementary School. His mother was also listed as a Teacher. They remained living at the School House in 1901.


By the 1911 Census Harold had moved out of the family home and was living as a boarder at the home of Alfred and Rose Wesley at  59 Cranwell Road, Lincoln and was employed as a Police Constable for the County Constabulary.  


He married Hilda Gladys Frogley on 12 October 1915 at Hemel Hempstead. 

Wartime Service

He served in France from 30 September 1916 as 2nd Lieutenant, 4th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment.


He was killed in action at Bapaume on 18 October 1916 during the Battle of the Somme. 

Additional Information

His widow, Mrs H G Badcock, 23 Herbert Street, Hemel Hempstead, Herts. ordered his headstone inscription: "FAITHFUL UNTO DEATH". Probate was granted to Frederick Frogley, retired police superintendent, with effects of £150 17s. His pay owing of £23 7s 4d was received by the executor Frederick Frogley.

Acknowledgments

Brenda Palmer
Jonty Wild, www.dacorumheritage.org.uk, hemelatwar.org.