Contributed by: Andy Rudall, on 2009-09-01
|Year of Birth||1891|
|Year of Death||1918|
|Place of Wartime Residence||Old Hill, Staffordshire|
Harry Hackett was born in 1891 to Samuel and Maria Hackett. They lived at 46 High Street, Old Hill near Dudley, Staffordshire, (now West Midlands). Old Hill is in an area known as 'The Black Country'. He was one of six brothers Thomas, Levi, Samuel, Josiah and George and had four sisters Annie, Edith, Myra and Alice.
Harry a proper bostin Black Country bloke!
Harry joined the Grenadier Guards in 1911, fought in one of the first and most influential battles of the 1st World War, had first hand experience of the Christmas Truce and died as a result of injuries sustained in battle 7 months before the end of the war.