Kilvert, Harry

Harry Kilvert was born in Clunbury Shropshire in 1885. The son of Richard, from Lydham and Sarah Pugh from More, Shropshire. His siblings in the 1891 census were Richard 14, Sarah 11, Elisha 9, and William 8. The family was resident in ‘The New House’ Kempton Shropshire. They were famers with four servants; Harry was at school and aged 7 years old.

In the 1901 census Harry was 16 years old and listed as the farmer’s son, Richard 64 was head of the family with his wife Sarah age 55. Richard was 24, Sarah 21, William 18,  the family was still resident in Kempton with four servants.

In 1911 the family farm at Kempton was then being run by Brother William who was 28,  Harry was 26, single and had a job as a bank clerk.  Sister Sarah was working on the farm along with three local servants, James Cadd 16 a waggoner, Robert Brunt 16 a cowman and Nellie Mantle 16 a General servant.

In 1913 Harry married Mary Woolfall, the marriage was registered in Hawarden Flintshire in volume 11b page 405 and is listed in the 16th October edition of the Flintshire Observer.

Mary’s parents were Arthur J Woolfall and Mary Augusta Woolfall born in Warrington Lancashire and Hope Flintshire and they are listed in the 1911 census living at ‘The Cottage Hope Nr Mold’ a house with nine rooms.

In 1914 a son was born to Harry and Mary, Richard Arthur Kilvert who sadly died aged 21 in1935.

The military records for Harry consist of the record for his burial in France; he died of wounds received, and his medal roll card which show he was awarded the Victory and British medals. His widow Mary applied for the medals on the 27 September 1921

He also appears on Hope Memorial


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