Private Harry Yeomans Toone 40124

Soldier Factfile

Name:  Private Harry Yeomans Toone 40124

Date of Birth:  July 1886

Address:   The Gables,Forest Gate, Anstey

Parents Names: 

Henry( a builder – employer)


Occupation before the war:   Bricklayer (assume he is working in the family business)

Siblings Names:

Bertha b.1883

Clara b.1885

Ralph b.1892

Date Died:   


Age:  33

Place of Death:   Ypres

Place of Burial/Memorial:  Xx D 2, Hooge Crater Cemetery Zillebeke, Belgium

Cause of death:   Killed in action



North Staffordshire(Prince of Wales’s) Regiment


British War Medal

Victory Medal

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

  • Enlisted in Leicester
  • Formerly 11/25825, Leicester Regt.
  • Married Harriett Elizabeth Grimes on 2ndSeptember 1918, only 27 days before his death
  • When killed, Harry was identified by his disc.
  • His widow was living at 8, Victoria Cottages, Groby, Leics, probably with her parents
  • Left his money to his widow.


4th (Extra Reserve) Battalion


  • August 1914:in Lichfield. Moved on mobilisation to Guernsey, on to Marske in October 1916 and by March 1917 was at Saltburn.
  • June 1917:moved to Westerner and came under orders of 200th Brigade, 67th Division.
  • 7 October 1917:left the Division and moved to France, landing at Le Havre. Placed under command of 167th Brigade in 56th (London) Division.
  • 15 November 1917:transferred to 106th Brigade in 35th Division.
  • 3 February 1918:transferred to 105th Brigade in same Division.