Archibald Harding


Born in 1882 in Kingston Blount, Oxon, son of Joseph Harding from Kingston Blount and Jane nee Fleet from Barnes, Surrey. The family lived in Fingest, Buckinghamshire in 1891 and at The Ship Inn, Cadmore End in 1901. A bricklayer's labourer in 1901 and brickmaker in 1911, Archibald was living at The Manor, Wheatley at the latter date: he had married Emma Munt in 1908 and they were still there in 1920 when the Manor House was sold. They were bought out by the offer of a quarter of an acre of land where they could build, and moved to Old London Road. In September 1916 the Oxford newspapers reported on the appeal of his case to the County Tribunal. He served as a Private in the Royal Warwickshire Regiment, No. 24237. See also references to him in the War Memorial and Wheatley in a World at War chapters: as an elderly man he had difficulty in walking, a result of standing in flooded positions at Passchendaele. He died in 1953 and is buried in Wheatley churchyard.

He lived in part of The Manor, 26 High Street.

Royal Warwickshire Regiment
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