Regiment : 1st Battalion Worcestershire Regiment
Service number : 5252048
Conflict : WW2
Date of death : 13th May 1944 aged 21
Buried : Alvechurch (St. Laurence) Churchyard, Worcestershire, England, Row F. Grave 23.
Relatives : Son of Henry and Margaret Busby, of Barnt Green, Worcestershire
Memorial : Barnt Green St Andrew's Church
Also appears on : Alvechurch St Laurence Church WW2 Memorial
Appears on the Army casualties list for Worcestershire.
Bromsgrove Weekly Messenger, Saturday 27th May 1944:
ALVECHURCH DESPATCH RIDER’S DEATH
FATAL CRASH IN KENT
The funeral took place at Alvechurch on Thursday in last week of Private Harry Busby (21), only son of Mr and Mrs H. Busby, Coopers Hill Farm, who was killed on May 13th, while acting as a despatch rider in Kent. He collided with another despatch rider from the same platoon, and died in hospital while undergoing an operation. Pte. Busby was a member of Bromsgrove Territorials for two years prior to the war, and assisted his grandfather on the farm.
The funeral service was conducted by the Rev. G.J. Hodgins (Rector), and among those attending was the Chief Constable of Worcester City, Mr E.W. Tinkler, representing his son, who was the deceased’s platoon commander. The report includes a photograph of Harry Busby.
Private H. Busby of Coopers, Hill Farm, Alvechurch appears on a list of men from the Bromsgrove District killed in the 1939 – 1945 war, provided by the Reverend C.W. Banner, “Tuffley”, 19 Stourbridge Road, Bromsgrove, dated 29th June 1950.