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Born: 10 September 1894
Died: 2 December 1917
Buried: Salferino Farm Cemetery
Address: 15 Westgate, Shipley
Parents: Cllr Alfred & Martha Ann
Occupation: Worked in father’s butchers
Rank: Gunner
Rolls of Honour: St Paul’s, Shipley; Rosse Street Baptist Chapel
Regiment: Royal Field Artillery
Henry (Harry) Waugh
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On 21 December 1917, the Shipley Times & Express reported: Gunner Harry Waugh, R.F.A., son of Cllr A Waugh of Westgate, Shipley, has been killed in action. Harry was a bright lad and he was anxious to do his bit for country. The sad event drew from Cllr Thomas Hill, chairman of the Shipley District Council meeting a sympathetic reference. He said: “I regret to have to refer to the very great loss which has been sustained by a Member of the Council, Mr A Waugh, on the death of his son,
who has been killed in action in France. “Cllr Waugh’s son voluntarily joined the army about two years ago and has been in France for about half that period. He was a young man of promise and one of whom his father and mother were justly proud. “He has died doing his duty and that must be a help to the father and other in their great grief. “I am sure I am speaking for myself and the members of the Council, as well as for the people of Shipley generally, when I say
how very sorry we were to hear of their loss and I move that the Clerk forward to Mr Waugh an expression of our deep sympathy with him and his wife in the sad bereavement which they have sustained.” The newspaper also reported that Harry was one of five men featured in ‘a group photograph, surmounted by ivy and covered with a Union Jack, unveiled at the Rosse Street Brotherhood Social Rooms to the memory of five members who have fallen in the war.’
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The family gravestone in Nab Wood Cemetery reveals that the Waughs had already lost a son and a daughter before Harry was killed