Harry Garman

Harry is listed on the War Memorial as one of those who gave his life during the First World War.

Harry was born in 1888 in Norwich. He was the second child of William John Hubbard Garman & Elizabeth, nee Culyer. He had five siblings, namely: Agnes; Ernest; Nellie; William and Blanche. His sister Blanche is also listed on Martham War Memorial.

Harry was recorded in the 1891 census as a baby aged 3 living with his parents at 30 Long Row, St Clement, Norwich. By 1901 the family had moved to Martham and he lived with his parents at Gatehouse No42 where his father was a plate layer on the railway and probably shared the duties required at the level crossing with his wife; Harry was a labourer on a farm. Things had changed by the time Harry was 24 in 1911 when he had become a fisherman and was a lodger at 5 Eldorardo Avenue, Scarborough Street, Hessle Road, Hull.

Harry joined up (probably at Hull) and in 1915 was with the 1st/4th Battalion East Yorkshire Regiment. His military serial number was Private 2247. He was killed in action in France and Flanders on 18th June 1915 aged 27.

He has no known grave but is commemorated on the Ypres Menin Gate Memorial, Leper, West-Viaanderen, Belgium, panel 21 and 31 as well as the War Memorial at Martham.

Menin Gate War Memorial

War Memorial, south side view

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