Pte Herbert Hargreaves, 2 Loyal North Lancs Regiment

1899 Sep 21. born at Dinting Vale, Derbyshire, England to Eleanor and James William Hargreaves

1901 Family living at Glossop

1911 census Family living at 35 Court Henshaw St, Oldham

1917 Sep 21. Enlisted into the Army aged 18 (Boy Service). Possibility joined the Kings Own Liverpool Regiment

1917 Oct 18 Went absent from his regiment at Prees Heath Camp. 53rd (Young Soldier) Battalion, Kings Own Liverpool Regiment. A basic recruit training unit based at Prees Heath, it was part of 14th Reserve Brigade.

1917 Nov 1. (Man service) for Duration of War

1917 Nov 15 . A Private Herbert Hargreaves, Kings Own Liverpool Regiment was arrested at Tarporley with a stolen bicycle. Claimed to be traveling to his home in Manchester to see his mother.  Remanded to await military escort.  

1918 Feb 15. transferred to Royal Flying Corps as 130920 Air Mechanic 3rd Class Herbert Hargreaves, Royal Flying Corps. Trade Classification Miscellaneous Labourer. Civilian occupation listed as Bobbin Carrier.

1918 Apr 1. re-mustered into Royal Air Force as 130920 Private 2nd Class Herbert Hargreaves, Royal Air Force at No 8 Aircraft Acceptance Park at Lympne (3 section parks plus 2 storage sections). Trade Classification Labourer.

1919 Jan 15 over stayed pass forfeits 7 days pay

1919 Mar 25. awarded 28 days detention for being in possession of a Free Warrant A.F.W. 3584 (Army Form) a Train ticket, H.M.Forces (in uniform) special Leave Railway Ticket

1919 Apr 17. Last 5 days of sentence remitted returned to Unit

1919 May 30. Posted to the No1 Concentration Camp at Dover

1919 Jun 4. Posted to France. Classed as B1 (Non-Combatant Service Overseas – England or France) was fit for employment in labour, forestry, and railway units.

1919Jun 16 Posted to No 1 Aircraft Depot) at St Omer

1919 Jul 12. Posted to the Stores Depot at St Omer sub-site at Arques

1919 Nov 28. Posted to the Home establishment

1920 Jan 1. Transferred to the ‘G’ Reserve

1920 Re-enlisted as 3848119 Private Herbert Hargreaves, Loyal North Lancashire Regiment

1 Nov 1920 A Herbert Hargreaves at Preston Police Court was charged with stealing a bicycle. Claimed to have sold the bicycle the previous week in Huddersfield. Remanded for a week.

1920 Nov 8. Private Herbert Hargreaves, Loyal North Lancashire Regiment at Preston Police Court charged with being a deserter and stealing a bicycle from a Coach House in Fulwood. He claimed to have been an absentee for several weeks. Bound over for 12 months and remanded to await escort.

Posted to 2nd Battalion Loyal North Lancashire Regiment in Ireland

1921 Apr 14. Deserted at Tralee. Hargreaves, Pte Herbert, 2nd Loyal North Lancs Regt, 15 Cannon St, Manchester. Given as missing on Collins Papers. These are men that the British have enquired about

He is listed on the Military Discharge Indexes, 1920-1971, so presumably he was back under military charge again at some point.

British Soldiers died in Ireland