STOKES Harold Percival

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Harold Percival Stokes was born in Caldecott, the second of four sons of Josiah and Mary Stokes. He was just three days over 19 when he joined the Army Veterinary Corps on 31 August 1916. He was sent to France within ten days and served with 14 Veterinary Hospital. He died a year later at 16 General Hospital, Le Treport on 11 September 1917 from cerebro-spinal meningitis. His father had been sent for and arrived only to find that his son had died about two hours beforehand. Harold was buried in Mont Huon Cemetery, Le Treport, grave IV.N.2B, and is remembered on Caldecott's war memorial.

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4 images Some pictures of the headstone, taken 7 January 2015
By John Stokes on Friday 9th January '15 at 9:34am
A Rutlander, living in Belgium

Rutland and The Battle of the Somme

More than 90 Rutland soldiers died in the Battle of the Somme which lasted from 1 July 1916 until the middle of November. Today they lie in cemeteries across the old battlefield in northern France or are remembered among the 72,000 names on the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme. By using our interactive map, you can find out what happened to them.

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