The Hapton War Memorial 1914-1918

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6587 Private Henry Couthurst,

1st Battalion, King's Own (Royal Lancaster) Regiment.

Died at the Royal infirmary, Liverpool, Lancashire on the 2 September 1919 from malaria contracted in Salonika.

Although born at Chipping, Lancashire he was residing at 1, Adamson Street, Padiham, Lancashire and was working as a joiner at Hapton, Lancashire at the time of his enlistment on the 18 August 1900. His aunt a Mrs. Margaret Lonsdale lived at 12, Manchester Street, Hapton, Lancashire.

Following his death his WW1 medals and other effects were sent to Mr. Robert George Coulthurst, his brother and next of kin at Club Row, Chipping, Lancashire.

He had previously served in South Africa from the 21 May 1901 until the 3 April 1903 and had been awarded the Queen's South Africa Medal with bars for Orange Free State, Cape Colony, Transvaal, South Africa 1901 and South Africa 1902.

Buried in Chipping (St. Bartholomew's) Churchyard, Lancashire.