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Harold Falconbridge was born in Wigan on 19 September 1896, the son of Frederick William and Florence Falconbridge (nee Watkins). In 1901 the family appeared at 122 Barrack Cottages in Westfield, Battle, Sussex, together with Harold’s sister, Doris. By 1911 they had moved to 35 Cardiff Street, Wolverhampton. By this date, Harold had an additional brother Gilbert and three sisters, Marion, Rosabella and Frances.

Harold enlisted with the 2nd Battalion of the South Wales Borderers (number 24746), and served in the Balkans from 21 July 1915 onwards. Harold was wounded and sent back to England, only to die of his wounds on 28 August 1917. He is buried at Wolverhampton Borough Cemetery and is commemorated at Beckminster Methodist Church, Penn Fields, as well as on the memorial for St Chad and St Mark Church.