Henry Collins Shelly – British War Medal & Victory Medal

Private 99889 2nd Btn Durham Light Infantry. Enlisted 6th June 1916. Died of wounds 24th October 1918 France & Flanders.

St Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen, Seine-Martime, France (S.II.FF.3)

Overstayed Special Pass from 11pm and remained absent until ordered to re-join his unit by MFP (Military Foot Police) at Gateshead 6pm 3 Sept 1918 – admonished
Died of gun shot wound to head and hand
Total service 2 years, 142 days
Items returned to the family were disc, cards, letters, photographs, wallet, periscope, mirror, purse, cigarette case, metal cigarette case, watch & chain, holdall, knife, fork & spoon, razor & case, comb, toothbrush, shaving brush & soap

1911 census shows Henry as still being at school and living at
15 Quaking Houses, South Moor with his parents, brother and three sisters.

Awarded British War Medal & Victory Medal