The Family of Harry John Gustave Wyborn

Harry John Gustave was born 18 January 1877 at Kingston on Thames, Surrey, a son of Thomas Harrison Wyborn and Elizabeth formerly Branton. He was named Harry after his father, John after John Branton, his grandfather, and Gustave after his uncle Gustave Gallopin, the husband of his father's sister, Jane.

In 1881 he was at home with his parents in Kingston on Thames, aged 4, and born at Kingston.

He He was educated at Emanuel School, Battersea, paid for by his aunt Jane (Gallopin) and when she died he had to leave school and became apprenticed to a plumber. He was very good at Latin.

In the 1891 census he was a boarder at Emanuel School in Battersea, as John Gustave Wyborn, aged 14, born Kingston on Thames.

In 1901 he was aged 24, a plumber fitter and living with his mother.

He was married 26 October 1901 in St John's Church, Park Road, Bromley to Annie Clarrisa Ellen Hughes (born October 1876 to John Haines Hughes and Julia Ann Lydia Fisher at The Anglesey Arms, Palace Road, Bromley).

In the First World War he was a private, G/40458, in the 2nd battalion, Middlesex Regiment and he died in the war (theatre of war France and Flanders, enlisted Bromley, Kent), in France, on Monday, 25 March 1918, aged 41, of 64, Park Road Bromley (opposite St John's Church). He is commemorated on the Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France. His details from the WW1 Campaign Medals index (card in image 104351/16994) state that he was a private in the Royal Sussex Regiment (G/12989) and a private in the Middlesex (Duke of Cambridge's Own, 2nd battalion13) Regiment (G/40458). His obituary stated that he joined the Royal Sussex Regiment in June 1916, going out to France in September. He was transferred to the Middlesex Regiment in the following June. He was in Bath War Hospital for some months in 1917, being home on sick leave. In January 1918 he returned to the front. Prior to his service he was employed by Messrs Simmons and Day of 21 East Street, Bromley. He left a widow and four children.

Annie died May 1947 at Norton-sub-Hamdon, Somerset, after her evacuation there during the war.

Harry and Annie had four children.

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Posted 18 January 2007