Corporal Henry Edward Protheroe 26818

Soldier Factfile

Name:  Corporal Henry Edward Protheroe 26818 (Edward Henry)

Date of Birth:   1891

Address:   26, Park Road, Anstey, Leics

Parents Names:   

John William Protheroe (Boot finisher)

Alice Protheroe

Occupation before the war:   Shoe hand

Siblings Names:

Emma b.1894  |  John William b.1896  |  Joseph b. 1898  |  Herbert b.1900  |  Henry b.1906

Date Died:   21.3.1918

Age:   26

Place of Death:   Pas de Calais

Place of Burial/Memorial:  Arras Mem., Pas De Calais, France

Cause of death:    Killed in action



Leicestershire Regiment


British War Medal

Victory Medal

Any other information (e.g. Service Record/ appearance etc)

  • He gave his age as 24 yrs and 277 months and was 5’11”
  • Married Emily Hobell 15.11.1913 in St. Mary’s Church, Anstey,Leics.
  • Son John William was born 31stJanuary 1914
  • Enlisted 10.12.1915 in Anstey
  • Promoted on 18.1.18
  • Possessions returned: Photos; purse; ring; small scissors; wallet and cards
  • The Arras Memorial commemorates nearly 35,000 soldiers of the British, South African and New Zealand forces with no known grave. Most of those commemorated were killed in the Battle of Arras, fought between 9 April and 16 May 1917.
  • Henry’s younger brother John William, was invalided out of the service and died in October 1918 he is buried in an unmarked grave in Anstey Cemetery, Leics.