Born: 22 January 1885 in Whitchurch, Shropshire. He was also known as Harry Hales.
Family: He was the second of four children born to Walter Hales, a house painter and his wife Sarah Emily. He married Annie Sumner in 1915 in Whitchurch. No children can be found for the couple.
Residence: In 1891 he was living with his mother and siblings at Grindley Brook, Whitchurch. By 1901 the family had moved to 2 Groom’s Yard, Whitchurch and in 1911 their address was 11 Sherrymill Hill, Whitchurch. In 1939 he and his wife were living at 11 Liverpool Road, Whitchurch. This continued to be his home until his death in 1964.
Employment: He was a labourer in 1911 and 1939.
Died: In 1964 in Whitchurch and was buried in Whitchurch Cemetery on 3 March 1964, aged 79.
Regiment: King’s Shropshire Light Infantry
Service Number: 23765
Date of Enlistment: Not known
Date of Discharge: Not known
Reason for Discharge: Not known