Harry Kathro (1882-1918)
Harry Kathro was born in Lindley, the son of colliery time keeper James Kathro and his wife Annie.
By 1901, the family was residing at Dene View, Kirkburton, and Harry was working as a commercial clerk.
By 1911, he had married Annie Popplewell and was living with his in-laws at 3 Back Colne Terrace, Aspley, where he was working as window cleaner. Their daughter, Ena Katho, was born on 5 April 1914.
He was attested into the Army Reserve in December 1915 and was post abroad in September 1916. His service record noted that he was 5' 3" tall.
Huddersfield Daily Examiner (28/Jan/1918):
Private HARRY KATHRO (35), of the West Riding Regiment, has been killed in action. Before enlisting he lived at 3, Back Colne Terrace, Aspley. He leaves a widow and one child.
Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922
The following extract is from Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922 (2014) by J. Margaret Stansfield:
- KATHRO, HARRY. Private. No 29301. 9th Battalion Duke of Wellington's Regiment. Born Huddersfield. Lived 8 Back Colne Terrace, Aspley, Huddersfield. Married, with one child. Killed in action, 7.1.1918, aged 35 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated ARRAS MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING.
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
- Private HARRY KATHRO
- regiment: Duke of Wellington's Regiment (West Riding)
- died: Monday, January 7, 1918
- record ID: 1575028
- Commonwealth War Graves Commission (ID #1575028)
- Imperial War Museums: Lives of the First World War (ID #2203919)
Notes and References
- The couple were married on 15 November 1909.