Daddy, Harry

Pte, Harry Daddy, 6th EYR

BORN HULL 1891. HULL PAL. SON OF WILLIAM DADDY (1854-1928) & FRANCIS A. FOSTER (1857-1912). SON OF A OIL PRESSMAN. BROTHER OF GEORGE, JOHN, EDITH, HANNAH, JANE AND EDWARD – 28 CHEAPSIDE, CLEVELAND STREET, HULL. HE ALSO RESIDED WITH HIS SISTER MRS BENTLEY AT 12 CHAPMAN STREET. A LABOURER. PRIOR TO WAR HE WORKED FOR BON ACCORD OIL MILLS. HE ENLISTED IN HULL, ON 07/10/1914 AGED 23 YEARS AND 4 MONTHS. DESCRIBED AS 5 FOOT, 4 INCHES TALL, 36.5 INCH CHEST, 126 LBS WEIGHT, BLUE EYES, BROWN HAIR, AND “GOOD” PHYSICAL DEVELOPMENT. TRAINED AT DALTON AND RIPON CAMPS WITH THE 12TH EAST YORKSHIRES. HE HAD BEEN IN THE ARMY FOR OVER TWO YEARS. SAW SERVICE IN EGYPT AND FRANCE. TRANSFERRED TO THE 6TH EAST YORKSHIRE BATTALION. HE WAS KILLED RESCUING WOUNDED IN A ‘RED CROSS’ HOSPITAL BEING SHELLED. HE SUSTAINED SEVERE INJURIES IN THE ARM, LEG AND ABDOMEN. HE LATER DIED OF WOUNDS IN A FRENCH HOSPITAL, ON 14/03/1918, AGED 26. HE IS BURIED AT LAPUGNOY MILITARY CEMETERY.
HIS DEATH WAS REPORTED IN THE HULL DAILY MAIL ON 22ND MARCH 1918, WITH HIS PHOTOGRAPH. *
HIS BROTHER, CPL, J WILLIAM DADDY, 13TH EYR WAS KILLED IN ACTION, ON 13/11/16. ANOTHER BROTHER, PTE, EDWARD DADDY, EYR, ALSO SERVED IN FRANCE.


First name:
HARRY
Military Number:
12/1059
Rank:
Private
Date Died
14/03/1918
Place died:
Lapugnoy Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France
Age:
26
28 , CHEAPSIDE, CLEVELAND STREET, HULL, EAST YORKSHIRE, UK