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Harold Edwards HUNTRISS (1890-1915)


Harold Edwards HUNTRISS

Individual Events and Attributes

  • Birth:

  • 23 May 1890

  • E Retford

  • Death:

  • 17 May 1915 (age 24)


Individual Note

1901 Census- at school at Cambridge House, Flamborough Road, Bridlington with Cyril


1911 Census - at Maida Barracks Part Area 8

:2nd Lieutenant Infantry Bedfordshire Reg

Uppingham School Fgh May 1890



Entry in "Royal Blue Book" (Fashionable Directory and Parliamentary guide)



From the Bedfordshire regiment diaries:

Harold was born 23rd May 1890 in East Markham, Nottinghamshire, the son of William Huntriss, J.P. and Charlotte Elizabeth Huntriss. He was educated at Uppingham between 1904 and 1908, after which Harold applied to the Sandhurst Royal Military Academy on 29 September 1908, giving his address as Mattersey Hall, Bawtry, Yorkshire.

He was promoted to Lieutenant on 3rd May 1911 and arrived with the 2nd Battalion in France 6th October 1914. Lieutenant Huntriss was hit by shrapnel in the left thigh on the 29th or 30th October, during intense fighting east of Ypres and returned to England to recover after an operation.

Harold returned to the 2nd Battalion in April or May 1915 but was killed at the head of his Company as they advanced to the second German trench line, Major MacKenzie and Lieutenant Hutton-Williams being killed close by. All three were buried together despite the difficulties their men had recovering their bodies after the battle.

At the time of his death, he lived at Harlsen House, Belvedere Road in Scarborough, his widowed mother being his next of kin (resident at 116 Wheelwright Road, Gravelly Hill in Birmingham). There also seems to be a link to Huntriss and Huntriss Solicitors in Halifax who handled his mother's affairs, his brother William seemingly being a partner within the firm.

Lieutenant Huntriss is buried in the Guards Cemetery, Windy Corner, Cuinchy, 7km east of Bethune..



GRO (via Simon Giles).


Richard C Huntriss.


1901 Census.