Henry Terrett

Service:                Army

Rank:                    Private

Service No:           45444

Unit:                     2nd Bn., Royal Berkshire Regiment

 

Henry was born in St. George Bristol in 1893; he was the 1st child of Frederick & Louisa Terrett.  A 6 year old schoolboy in 1901 he was living with his parents & 4 siblings at 10 Florence Terrace, Devon Road, Bristol; his father worked as a coach body maker.  By 1911 the family were living at 34 Clouds Hill Avenue, St. George Bristol & Henry was a hairdresser.

 Before his service with the Royal Berkshire Regiment Henry was with the Oxford & Bucks Light Infantry service number 25580.

 In August 1914 the 2nd Battalion RBR were in Jhansi, India, they returned to England, landing 22 October 1914. During October 1914 were moved to Winchester and placed under command of 25th Brigade in 8th Division. The 8th Division was formed in England during October 1914 by the bringing together of regular army units which had been stationed at various points around the British Empire. The Division moved to France in November 1914, a badly-needed reinforcement to the BEF. It remained on the Western Front throughout the rest of the war, taking part in the following actions:

The 8th Division was formed in England during October 1914 by the bringing together of regular army units which had been stationed at various points around the British Empire. The Division moved to France in November 1914, a badly-needed reinforcement to the BEF. It remained on the Western Front throughout the rest of the war, taking part in the following actions:

1915: The Battle of Neuve Chapelle,The Battle of Aubers,The action of Bois Grenier (a diversionary attack coinciding with the Battle of Loos)

1916: The Battle of Albert (the first phase of the Battles of the Somme 1916).

1917: The German retreat to the Hindenburg Line,The Battle of Pilkem, The Battle of Langemarck

1918: The Battle of St Quentin, The Battle of Rosieres, The actions of Villers-Bretonneux The Battle of the Scarpe (26 - 30 August 1918) and  the Final Advance in Artois in which the Division captured Douai.

Private Henry Terrett was killed in action on 29th August 1918; he has no known grave and is remembered with honour on the Vis-En-Artois Memorial. Panel 7

 

Image courtesy of Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Henry was awarded The British War Medal & The Victory Medal.

 

References 

Commonwealth War Graves Commission

1901 & 1911 UK household census

Wikipedia.

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