Heaven, Henry (No. 3596449)

Heaven, Henry (Harry)

Corporal

No. 3596449, 1st Battalion, Border Regiment

Died in service on Tuesday 21 May 1940 (aged 27)

Buried:

Froyennes Communal Cemetery, Hainaut, Belgium (Row 3 Grave 30)

Commemorated:

Commonwealth War Graves Commission

Holywood and District War Memorial

Holywood Non-Subscribing Presbyterian Church

BIOGRAPHY

Henry (Harry) Heaven’s birth was registered in the second quarter of 1914 in Salford, Lancashire and he was a son Sydney and Amy Heaven (nee Blease) whose marriage was registered in the first quarter of 1912 in Bury, Lancashire.

Harry Heaven joined the Army and in 1933 he was stationed at Palace Barracks, Holywood.  On 20 December 1933 he and Georgina Herron of Hill Street, Holywood were married in Holywood Non-Subscribing Presbyterian Church.  Corporal Harry Heaven served with the 1st Battalion, Border Regiment and in September 1939 the Battalion was posted with the British Expeditionary Force to fight in the France and Belgium Campaign.

Corporal Henry (Harry) Heaven (No. 3596449) was 27 when he died on 21 May 1940 during the retreat of Allied Forces to Dunkirk.  He was buried in Froyennes Communal Cemetery, Hainaut, Belgium.

Corporal Henry (Harry) Heaven (No. 3596449) is commemorated on Holywood and District War Memorial and in Holywood Non-Subscribing Presbyterian Church.  He was a brother-in-law of Staff Sergeant Thomas Anthoney (No. 7259952) who died on 7 February 1944.