Soldier – Wilburn, Henry – Missing – Now reported Fallen (picture)

September 1917

Mexborough and Swinton Times September 15, 1917

Corporal Harry (Henry) Wilburn
York and Lancaster

The wife of Cpl Harry Wilburn (Y and L) residing at Paardeberg cottage, Low Road, and who was reported missing on April 9, has been informed by the War Office that her husband has been killed on active service in France.

Cpl Wilburn was 29 years of age, and leaves a wife and two young children.

He was well known and esteemed in Conisbrough, and previous to enlistment had worked at Kilner’s glass works since he was 14 years of age.

Heis a son-in-law of councillor N.T.Haggar, Conisbrough, and brother-in-law to private Bob Haggar, the popular footballer, who played for Conisbrough St Peter’s before enlistment.

Cpl Wilburn was ever ready to lend his aid to any charitable objects before joining the Kings forces

From C.W.G.C.:

Corporal
WILBURN, HARRY
Service Number 19993
Died 09/04/1917
Aged 28

8th Bn.
York and Lancaster Regiment
Son of the late Walter and Mary Wilburn; husband of Ellen Rowland (formerly Wilburn), of 3, Wood St., Mexborough, Rotherham.

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