The Fallen of Harlow in WW1: Henry Spencer Seabrooke
History / Mon 2nd Sep 2019 pm30 02:27pm
THE short life of Harlow resident, Henry Spencer Seabrooke as read by Harlow Council’s
This project has been brought to you by Harlow Council Civic Fund and HTS Ltd.
Harry’s parents were Walter Seabrook, born in Berden in July 18491 and baptised on 19 August 18492 and Selina Elizabeth Spencer, born in Saffron Walden in 18413. They married in Saffron Walden in the summer of 18744. Harry Spencer Seabrook was born in Saffron Walden in 18845.
The 1891 census shows Harry living at Priory Farm, Berden with his parents and siblings Ida and Mary. Walter was working as a farmer. The 1901 census recorded Harry residing as a pupil at Waltham College in Cheshunt. The 1911 census shows Harry as assistant master/schoolmaster at St Mary’s College, Harlow.
2nd Lieutenant Harry Spencer Seabrook enlisted and joined The 16th Battalion of The Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). Harry was killed in action on 12 July 1916 aged 32 and is commemorated on The Loos Memorial to the Missing, France. Panels 87-89. Register Index Number MR19.
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