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Surname: ROLFE

Forename(s): Harry

Place of Birth: Skipton, Yorkshire

Service No: 7108

Rank: Private

Regiment / Corps / Service: Royal Scots (Lothian Regiment)

Battalion / Unit: 2nd Battalion

Division: 3rd Division

Age: ---

Date of Death: 1916-11-13

Awards: ---

CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: I. A. 9.


CWGC Memorial: ---

Non-CWGC Burial: ---

Local War Memorial(s): Not Listed (View Names Not Listed on a Local War Memorial)

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Richard Henry (Harry) Rolfe was the son of Richard and Caroline Rolfe, née Goode. Richard, senior, was born at Little Brington and Caroline at Great Brington, Northamptonshire.

1881 Northampton, Northamptonshire Census: 6, St James' Street - Richard Rolfe, aged 2 years, born Skipton, Yorkshire, son of Richard and Caroline Rolfe.

1891 Northampton, Northamptonshire Census: 27, St James Road - Richd. Henry Rolfe, aged 12 years, born Skipton, Yorkshire.

Richard was married to Matilda Jane Panter in 1909.

1911 Northampton, Northamptonshire Census: 85, Main Road, St James' - Richard Henry Rolfe, aged 32 years, born Skipton, Yorkshire, husband of Matilda Jane Rolfe.

British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Pte Harry Rolfe, 7108, 2/R. Scots. Qualifying date [for 1914 Star]: 28.9.14. K. in A. Reverted misconduct [Harry was demoted from corporal to private for drunkeness].

British Army WW1 Medal and Award Rolls: Pte Harry Rolfe, 12th R. Scots; 7108, 2nd R. Scots.

Army Registers of Soldiers' Effects: Pte Harry Rolfe, 7108, 2nd Bn R. Scots. Date and Place of Death: 13.11.16. France in action. To whom Authorised/Amount Authorised: Widow and sole legatee - Matilda J. and children. £1 19s. 0d. War Gratuity: Widow - Matilda J. £13 0s. 0d.

UK, WW1 Pension Ledgers and Index Cards, 1914-1923: card(s) exist for Harry. Name(s) on card(s): Widow: Matilda Jane, born 14.7.78. Address: 10, Gladstone Terrace, Northampton. Children: Amelia Lily, born 28.3.10. Richard Charles, born 17.8.11. Ada Caroline, born 15.12.13.

Harry is commemorated in the Rolls of Honour at the Scottish National War Memorial, Edinburgh.

Data Source: Soldiers Died in the Great War 1914-19 Records


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Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Royal Scots (Lothian Regiment)

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Royal Scots (Lothian Regiment)

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 3rd Division

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 3rd Division

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Surname: ROLFE

Forename(s): Harry

Born: Skipton, Yorks


Enlisted: Northampton

Number: 7108

Rank: Private

Regiment: Royal Scots (Lothian Regiment)

Battalion: 2nd Battalion


Died Date: 13/11/16

Died How: Killed in action

Theatre of War: France & Flanders


Data from Commonwealth War Graves Commission Records

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Surname: ROLFE

Forename(s): H

Country of Service: United Kingdom

Service Number: 7108

Rank: Private

Regiment: Royal Scots

Unit: 2nd Bn.



Died Date: 13/11/1916

Additional Information: Husband of Mrs. M. T. Rolfe, of 10, Gladstone Terrace, Northampton.

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‘Northampton Daily Echo’ (27 August 1917)


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Rolfe, Pte. H., Royal Scots (Northampton).

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