Urmston WW1 

Harold Hawxby

Ship/Rgn/Sqn No:16th Bn
Name of Rgt or Ship:Manchester Rgt
How Died:Killed in Action
Country of burial:France
Cemetery or Memorial:Thiepval Memorial, Somme
Town Memorial:Not Listed
Extra Information:
Born during the September quarter 1881 in the Barton upon Irwell R.D. -
ref: 8c/635, the son of Henry Bradley & Rosa Elizabeth Hawxby (nee Tarver).
 At that time they were residing at Ambleside, Gales Brow, Flixton,
undoubtedly where Harold was born.

1891 Census - 15 Abbey Street, Chorlton upon Medlock, Manchester.   Son -
aged: 9 - Scholar - born: Flixton, Lancashire.   Head of household - Henry
B. Hawxby - Married - aged: 45 - occ: Civil Engineer - born: Huddersfield,
Yorkshire.   Also - Rosa E. Hawxby - Wife - aged: 35 - born: Birmingham. 
Plus 1 elder brother, 1 lodger and 1 domestic servant.

His mother - Rosa Elizabeth Hawxby died in late 1891 in the Chorlton R.D. -
aged: 37.

1901 Census - 34 Church Road, Chorlton cum Hardy, Chorlton, Manchester.  
Son - aged: 19 - occ: Insurance Clerk - born: Flixton.  Head of household -
Henry Hawxby - Widower - aged: 55 - born: Huddersfiield, Yorkshire.  Plus 2
siblings, one of whom is confusingly called Harry.

Married Hilda Walmsley on the 12th August 1908, the marriage being
registered during September quarter 1908 in the Barton upon Irwell R.D. -
ref: 8c/1269.

1911 Census - 165 Middleton Street, Moss Side, Manchester.   Head of
household - Married - aged: 29 - occ: Insurance Clerk (Refuge Assurance Co
Ltd) - born: Flixton.   Also Hilda Hawxby - Wife - aged: 22 - born Douglas,
Isle of Man.  Plus their daughter - Hilda Hawxby - aged: 1 - born:
Manchester.   Emp

First World War Widows' Pensions - His widow's address when applying for a
pension was - 15 Blenheim Road, Manningham, Bradford. Hilda was born on the
14th November 1888 and they had three children.   Dorothy - born on the
16th August 1909.  Denis  - born on the 16th May 1911.   Noel - born on the
24th Decmber 1913.  Awarded a pension of 21/6d per week.

Commemorated Manchester Employers Roll of Honour 1914-1916 under the Refuge
Assurance Co Ltd.  Also commemorated on the Manchester Regiment City
Battalions 1914-1916 Memorial Book.

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