|Death: ||May 13, 1917|
A marriage was registered between Charles Absolom and Catherine Jane S. Povey: Year of Registration: 1876; Quarter of Registration: Oct-Nov-Dec; District: Reading (1837-1974); County: Berkshire; Volume: 2c; Page: 889.
A birth registration was found for Henry Richard J. Absolom: Year of Registration: 1893; Quarter of Registration: Apr-May-Jun; District: Reading (1837-1974); County: Berkshire; Volume: 2c; Page: 356.
In 1905, H. Absolom arrived with 433 children, including his brother A. E. Absolom, males to Toronto and Winnipeg; and the females to Peterborough. There were nine adults on the end of the list who were traveling with the group. Frederick Franks, a boy aged 7, was listed as going to Peterborough, Ontario, Canada.
On February 1, 1915, Henry Abslom, 22, farm labourer, returned to England on SS Scandinavian.
On May 13, 1917, Henry Richard James Absolom, 24, was killed in action in France, he was a driver and part of the Royal Engineers, 33rd Division Signal Company. He is buried in the Boyelles Communal Cemetery Extension. He was said to be the son of Charles and Kathleen Jane Absolom, born in Reading. Henry posthumously received the Victory and British Medals.
Information given with permission of Norah Dennis of www.britishhomechildren.org
Boyelles Communal Cemetery Extension
Departement du Pas-de-Calais
Plot: I. D. 4.
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Record added: Feb 08, 2008
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