Herbert Harfield Halford-Adcock


Herbert Harfield Halford-Adcock was born in Lincoln on 2 April 1881, the son of the Reverend Halford Halford-Adcock, born in Humberstone, Leicester, and his wife Catherine Mary nee West, born in Teddington, Middlesex. The father was described in 1911 as a retired prison chaplain living at Penheath House, Longfield Road, Weymouth: he had ministered in Lincoln, Durham, Portland (Dorset) and Holloway prisons. On moving to Wheatley he was sworn in as a Special Constable in September 1914, described as ‘gentleman'. A stained glass window in St Mary's Church was created in his memory and church registers witness to his work in the parish.

His son Herbert was gazetted as a Temporary Second Lieutenant in 1918, with seniority dating from 11 September 1918, and the list of those from Wheatley who served has him serving with the Durham Light Infantry. On the Electoral Register of 1921 he was recorded as living on High Street. In 1927 he married Mabel Julia Murray Chalmers. He was buried in Wheatley in 1936 aged 56. See also references to the father in the Wheatley Tribunal and the War Memorial chapters.

Durham Light Infantry
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