Private Arthur Harry Gretton

Soldier Factfile

Name:  Private Arthur Harry Gretton (Known as Harry)

Date of Birth:  Approx 1880

Address:  Newtown Linford, Leicestershire

Parents Names: 

William Gretton d.1894(Agricultural Labourer) and Mary Ann d.1913

Step Father: George Smith

Occupation before the war:  General Labourer

Siblings Names:

Frederick W b1865  |  Benjamin C b1867  |  Mary A b1869  |  Christopher Clarkson b1870  |

Clara Fanny b1875  |  Alfred J b1878

Date Died:   12.11.1914

Age:  31

Place of Death:   Ypres

Place of Burial/Memorial:  Menin Gate memorial

Cause of death:   Killed in action


1st Battalion

Northumberland Fusiliers


Victory Medal

British War Medal


Also mention of clasp 2/2861 on 8.10.14

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

  • Enlisted Fakenham, Norfolk on 13.8.1902
  • Both parents had died by 1914.
  • Harry’s effects sent to Mary Ann (Sister) and Alfred (Brother)