Harold Arthur Shrimpton


Harold Arthur Shrimpton
10 Sep 1884


First World War

Date of Death / Age


Rank, Service Number & Service Details

King,s ( Liverpool) Regiment
20th Bn

Awards: Service Medals/Honour Awards

British War and Victory medals

Cemetery/Memorial: Name/Reference/Country

II. D. 52

Headstone Inscription

No Report

UK & Other Memorials

Northchurch Cross, Northchurch,
St Marys Memorial Window, Northchurch,
Berkhamsted Town Memorial,
St Peters Church Memorial, Berkhamsted

Pre War

Harold Alfred was born on 10 Sep 1884 in Great Hasely, Oxfordshire. His father was John Shrimpton and mother not known.

On the 1891 Census he was living with his Uncle's Family in Thame, Oxfordshire. In 1901 he was still with the same family and his occupation was a grocer's assistant.

He married Selina Holloway in Jun 1908 and had a daughter Lena May Blanche in 1910. The 1911 Census has the family living at Gossom’s End , Berkhamsted and Harold’s occupation as grocer’s assistant. He was formerly employed as branch manager of the Berkhamsted Co-operative Store.

Wartime Service

Formerly 4782, Yorkshire Regiment.

He was enlisted in as private 235328 in 20th Battalion King’s (Liverpool Regiment).  The 20th Battalion was formed by Lord Derby as one of Four ‘Pals’ battalions of white collar workers in Oct 1915. The 20th went to France in Nov 1915 and took part in the battles of the Somme 1916, Arras and Pilckem Ridge 1917.

Harold died of wounds on 13 Jan 1918 and is interred in Outtersteene Communal Cemetery Extension, Baiileul.

Additional Information

War Gratuity of £6 and arrears of £6 16s 9d paid to his widow.


Neil Cooper
Jonty Wild, www.dacorumheritage.org.uk/first-world-war-database