Birch, Harold –

Son of Thomas Edward Birch; husband of Nellie Birch, of 34, Wapping Street, Halliwell, Bolton, Lancashire, and formerly of 55, Churchgate, Bolton, Lancashire. Caught aged 20 as a deserter from Hullavington, Wiltshire since 10/10/1914 appearing before Bolton Magistrates 20/10/1914 to be sent back to his unit under escort. (Bolton Archives: JBO/1/25). Formerly Private 1448, 5th Bn., Loyal North Lancashire Regiment.

Personal details

  • Surname: Birch
  • Forename: Harold
  • Date of birth: Not known
  • Birth place: Not known
  • Place of residence: Bolton, Lancashire
  • Gender: Male
  • Age of death: 23
  • Place of death: Not known
  • Date of death: December 6th, 1917
  • Casualty type: Not known

Service details

  • Rank: Corporal
  • Unit: 2nd/8th (Territorial) Battalion.
  • Service number: 307377
  • Regiment: Royal Warwickshire Regiment
  • Enlistment date: Not known
  • Enlistment location: Bolton, Lancashire
  • Conflict: WW1


  • Service medals: Not known
  • Silver War badge: Not known
  • Awards: Not known

Local newspaper entries

  • Bolton Journal and Guardian entries: 11/01/1918 18/01/1918 06/12/1918
  • Bolton Journal and Guardian references: 6c* 6h 8g

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