Big Harry 1896 - 1972
Big Harry is on the left here, with his younger brother Harry, my father. It was the only photo I had of him until recently, I was kindly sent the one below by John Hood.
In the photo on the left, I believe we were visiting 'Big' Harry at his home in Essex. I have a photo of his wife Violet.
Big Harry first married Helen Noonan about whom I currently have almost no information.
He then married a lady named Violet Dowling (though known as Lily). My mum said he had a good job with Maples, the furniture store. Then he worked in Hatton Garden.
They lived in Acton Street and then later moved to a bungalow in Ashford and eventually to Billericay.
Big Harry had two daughters, Kathy and Eileen and a son Harry M, both by his second wife Lily.
|Archive: Ampton Place [656,782,781,441 ], Group of five in 1967 [545, 545a], 1939 Register shows him working in Maples store , In "mufti" [ 491 ], Enlists in Territorial Army at 19yrs [ 444, 444a],[hh1,hh2,hh3], slideshow|
|19th January 1896 633, John Hood's email||27th February 1921 and 129 2nd October 1943 109||1972 568|