Moggridge, Henry James (No. 50371)

Moggridge, Henry James (James)

Gunner

No. 50371, 15th Company, Royal Garrison Artillery

Died of disease on Saturday 15 May 1915 (aged 26)

Buried:

Holywood Cemetery, Co. Down (Grave 283)

Commemorated:

Commonwealth War Graves Commission

BIOGRAPHY

In some records his surname is spelt Muggridge.

Henry James Moggridge was born on 1 March 1889 in St Pancras, Middlesex and he was a son of George and Helen (sometimes Ellen) Moggridge who lived at 31 Osnaburgh Street, London; 88 Stanhope Street, Euston Road, London and 56 William Street, Hampstead Road, London.  George Moggridge worked as a gilder and he and Helen had at least seven children including:

Catherine Elizabeth (baptised in the Parish of St Mary Magdalene,St Pancras, Middlesex on 23 September 1878; date of birth recorded as 23 August 1878)

William John George (baptised in the Parish of St Mary Magdalene, St Pancras, Middlesex on 8 May 1882; date of birth recorded as 23 February 1879)

Alice Maud (private baptism on 18 February 1888 in the Parish of St Mary Magdalene, St Pancras, Middlesex)

George (born around 1888, died around 1890/1891 aged 2)

Henry James (born 1 March 1889)

At 4.25pm on 28 December 1891 George Moggridge (aged 34) of 31 Osnaburgh Street was admitted to St Pancras Workhouse (Highgate) Infirmary with pulmonary tuberculosis.  He died there and was buried on 6 January 1892.

Henry James Moggridge attended St Mary Magdalene School, St Matthew’s National School and Upton House Truant School in London.

He enlisted on 9 November 1914 in London and on 23 December 1914 was posted to the Royal Garrison Artillery.  In his attestation papers it was noted that he was 5 feet 9⅛ inches tall and that he had moles on his neck, chest and back.  He cited as his next of kin his mother, Helen Moggridge, of 88 Stanhope Street, Euston Road, London.  His ‘Trade or Calling’ was a carman.

Gunner Henry James Moggridge served with the 15th Company Royal Garrison Artillery and he was 26 when he died of pneumonia in the Military Hospital, Knocknagoney on 15 May 1915.

Gunner Henry James Moggridge was buried in Holywood Cemetery, Co. Down.

After he died, all of his personal property and effects were despatched to his mother at 88 Stanhope Street, Euston Road, London.