Robert Durham Harding

Name

Robert Durham Harding

Conflict

First World War

Date of Death / Age

06/03/1919
27

Rank, Service Number & Service Details

Lance Corporal
62206
Royal Engineers
Cavalry Corps Signals

Awards

Not Yet Researched

Cemetery/Memorial

THEUX COMMUNAL CEMETERY
14
Belgium

UK Memorials

Hertford Town Memorial
All Saints Church Memorial, Hertford
St Andrew’s Church Roll of Honour, Hertford
St Andrew’s Church Memorial, Hertford
Hertford Grammar Memorial - now Richard Hale School, Hertford

Pre War

Born on 27 May 1891 in Finsbury, London son of Robert and Jane Harding living in 38 Townshend Street, Hertford in 1901 and later in 2 (and later still 47), Fore Street, Hertford. He was educated at Hertford Grammar School and was living as a boarder in Romford, Essex in 1911 working as a Post Office Telegraphist. He was a member of All Saint’s Church choir and was unmarried.

Wartime Service

He enlisted at Chatham on 11 Jan 1915 and, as he was found to be “Telegraph Proficient” he was transferred to the Signals on 15 Apr 1915. He entered France on 15 Dec 1915 and returned to England on 21 Aug 1916 working in the Hitchin Signals Depot. He re-entered France on 22 Oct 1917 working as a signaller in “D” Corps H.Q. He was appointed Lance Corporal on 30 Nov 1917. He died of bronchitis in 61st Casualty Clearing Station in Theux.

Acknowledgments

Malcolm Lennox