Private Harry Huffam

Private Harry Huffam, 1st/7th ( Territorial ) Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers. He died from wounds in France on 21st August 1915 and is buried in Houplines Communal Cemetery Extension, Houplines, nr. Armentieres, France. At that time the Battalion were holding trenches at Houplines and suffered casualties from intermittent enemy shelling. He was the third son of Mr. E.V. Huffam of  High Street, Berwick upon Tweed and a joiner to trade. The photo shows the impressive Memorial raised to the 50th ( Northumbrian ) Division of which the Battalion was part until February 1918 when it was transferred to the 42nd ( East Lancashire ) Division as a Pioneer Battalion.   It was erected near the village of Weiltje in the Ypres Salient where nearby at St. Julien the Division had fought its first action of the War on 26th April 1915 only days after landing on the Continent.


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