SWARBRICK, Harry  427986

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Swarbrick Henry, Royal Field Artillery, Gunner/*corporal, *2720 [1343]
R.E.     427986
Royal Field Artillery     676675

Victory medal
British medal
1915 Star

Theatre of war: France
Date of entry therein: 23rd December 1915

Extract from the London Gazette of 12th June 1918

'His Majesty the KING has been graciously pleased to approve of the award of the Military Medal for bravery in the Field to the under mentioned Non-commissioned. Officers and Men: — 427986 Sapper [A/2ndCpl] H Swarbrick, R E [Preston]'

Extract from Lancashire Evening Post 12th April 1918

'Information has been received that Corp. H. Swarbrick Signal Corp. R.E. [T.F.] has been awarded the Military Medal, on 23rd March for, “gallantry and devotion to duty during enemy bombardment.” Cpl. Swarbrick is a Prestonian, whose home is at 46, Elgin-street.'

Harry Swarbrick was born in the March quarter of 1895 in Preston, the son of Thomas and Elizabeth Alice [Dunderdale] Swarbrick. He was actually registered as Harry not Henry, but recorded as Henry in the 1911 census. In 1911 he was living with his mother and step-father at 46, Elgin Street, Preston and working as a warehouse hand in a cotton mill. His eldest brother, Joseph, was killed in action in 1916. Another brother, Miles Swarbrick, also served.
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