Harold Clifford Hesketh

Royal Air Force

Personal Details

Born: 28 April 1902 in Prees, Shropshire.

Family: He was the son of Emily Hesketh who later married Josiah Huxley. Emily and Josiah had at least one other child. He married Sylvia Leila Harbourne on 23 June 1925 in Whitchurch, Shropshire and together they had one child, June A.

Residence: In 1911 he was living at 1 Deermoss Road, Whitchurch; this was still his address in 1919. In 1939 Sylvia was living at 530 Underwood Lane, Crewe, but Harold was not recorded at this address.

Employment: He was an engine fitter.

Died: 31 August 1985, age 83, in Cheshire and was cremated on 6 September the same year.

Military Details

Regiment: Royal Air Force

Rank: Fitter

Service Number: 191884

Date of Enlistment: 1 June 1918

Date of Discharge: 20 November 1919

Reason for Discharge: Demobilisation

Other Information: His age on his service record differs by 1 year to his actual year of birth. His step-father, Josiah Huxley, also served in WW1.

Medals and Awards

Not known


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