DAY Harry Montague
Regiment : 59th Battalion Machine Gun Corps (Infantry)
Service number : H01
Conflict : WW1
Date of death : 15th April 1918 aged 22
Buried : Commemorated on Ploegsteert Memorial, Belgium, Panel 11.
Relatives : Son of Mr. and Mrs. E. H. Day, of Glenthoon, Bolston Rd., Worcester
Memorial : Worcester Guildhall
Also appears on : Worcester St Peter's in St Martin's Church. Worcester Royal Grammar School. Evesham Rowing Club with the information: Royal Fus. Evesham War Memorial.
Enlisted in September 1914.
Harry Day attended Worcester Royal Grammar School from 1909 to 1912. He was the brother of Gerald and was the second son of Ernest and Florence Day to be killed, almost exactly one year after his brother.
Source for additional information: In Dedication to a Future World by Mark Rogers, 1999.
Harry Day enlisted as a Corporal in the 21st Battalion of the Royal Fusiliers, service number 2578. He entered the theatre of war on 14th November 1915 and was commissioned as a Lieutenant in the Machine Gun Corps on 4th August 1916. He was killed in action on 15th April 1918.
Source for additional information: British Army WW1 Medal Roll
A photograph of Lieutenant H.M. Day can be found in Berrow’s Worcester Journal Supplement, Saturday 4th May 1918, available at Worcestershire Archives.
Harry Day has no known grave, the photograph available shows his name on Ploegsteert Memorial.