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Record #23188
Name :
: Harold Charles WESTLEY (1895 - 1916)
  aka : Private Westley

BMD and other details
Date of Birth
: 1 Jul 1895

Marriage (1)
Marriage (2)

Date of Death
: 29 Jun 1916   Notes : Killed in Action
Abode (1) : Place of BirthEngland, Northamptonshire, Northampton
Abode (2) : Place of Death / BurialBelgium, West Flanders, Ledeghem
Sailing Information
Date of Arrival
: 27 Mar 1914
: Canada

: Virginian

Placement Family
Homes / Agencys
Institution (GB)

: Unknown
NotesThe following records have been discerned for Private Harold Charles Westley.

1911 English Census for the family of Harold Charles Westley places him at 123 St James Road Northampton, Northamptonshire, England. His father was Alfred Charles Westley, his mother Mary Martha and a younger brother listed William Alfred Westley. Further records on Alfred Charles Westley suggest he himself was killed in 1918 in the Great War, 2 years after Harold was killed.

UK, Outward Passenger Lists, 1890-1960
Name: Harold C Westley
Gender: Male
Age: 19
Birth Date: abt 1895
Departure Date: 18 Mar 1914
Port of Departure: Liverpool, England
Destination Port: St John, New Brunswick, Canada
Ship Name: Virginian
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Shipping Line: Allan Line
Official Number: 121219
Master: A Rennie

Attestation papers signed 27 Jul 1915 in Smiths Falls, Ontario. Harold Charles Westley was born 1 Jul 1895 in Northampton, England. His father, Alfred Westley of 123 St. James Road, St. James End, Northampton, England was his Next of Kin. His trade was Shoe Trademan. 5'3" in height, with brown hair and brown eyes, he had a scar in the middle of his neck and a vaccination scar on his left arm. Religion was listed as Methodist.

The Canadian Virtual War Memorial states that Harold was the son of Alfred Charles Westley, of Rossmore, Weedon Rd., Upton, Northampton, England.
Commonwealth War Graves Registers states that Harold was previously reported missing, and for official purposes reported that he died whilst prisoner or war at Ledeghem. His remains were exhumed and he was buried at Harlebeke New British Cemetery, Harlebeke, West Flanders, Belgium. Plot: XIV. D. 7.

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ContributorsCreated : 2013-10-12 19:49:14 / From original database

Last Updated : 2013-10-12 19:50:40 /

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IDNameDOBPlace of birthArrivals & ShipsDest.AgencyFamily links
23188 WESTLEY, Harold Charles1895ENG, NTH, Northampton Mar 1914 : Virginian CAN Unknown