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Henry Day

Rank: Acting Serjeant
Street: 13 Newport Street
Townland:
Town/Village: Swindon, Wiltshire, U.K.
Civil Parish: Templemichael
Catholic Parish: Templemichael
Country:
Alternative Address: County Longford.
Census 1901: Resident at 7 Newport Street, Swindon (appears to have been recorded as the name Harvey)
Census 1911:
Regiment/Unit: Leinster Regiment, 2nd Battalion/ [Wiltshire Regiment]
Regiment Number: 1225/ [13368]
Date of Death: 10-01-1917
Cause: Killed in action, France
Memorial: Loos Memorial, Dud Corner Cemetery, Loos-en-Gohelle, Pas-de-Calais, France
Information:

Henry James Day was born at the Longford barracks on the 5 May 1888. He was named after his Swindon-born father, Henry, who was serving as an Army Serjeant in Longford at the time; by the time of the 1891 Census, the Days were living back in England at Old Swindon.

Day enlisted with the Leinster Regiment in Swindon, and entered the war in France in April 1915.

A/Sjt Day went missing in action while fighting in the engagement at Maroc on the 10 January 1917, and was presumed dead. He was one of three Leinster Regiment deaths from that engagement.

Parents Names: Son of Sgt. Henry Day and Norah (née Green) of 13, Newport Street, Swindon, Wiltshire, U.K.
Notes: Henry's elder brother, Charles, was born in Aldershot, whilst his younger sister, Maud, was born in Athlone. All of his youngest siblings - George, Percy and Sidney - were born in Swindon.
Links:

Link to CWGC entry; link to Civil Record of birth;

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