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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