Sergeant Henry Bacchus, 1523

  • Batt - 8
  • Unit - Canadian Infantry
  • Section - Manitoba Regt.
  • Date of Birth - 23/2/1893
  • Died - 15/08/1915
  • Age - 24

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Source: Michael Doyle Their Name Liveth For Evermore: The Great War Roll of Honour for Leicestershire and Rutland.
He was the son of Edmund Bacchus a Joiner born 1867 in Woolwich, Kent and his wife Alice Bacchus (nee Seagrave), born 1871 in Rempstone, Nottinghamshire. Henry was born in 1893 in Rempstone, Nottinghamshire, his siblings were Nellie, born 1892, Robert, born 1895, Edith, born 1897, Edward, born 1899, Minnie, born 1901, Millie, born 1902, William, born 1903, Ada, born 1905, the latter nine siblings were all born in Rempstone, Nottinghamshire and Alice was born in 1907 in Loughborough, Leicestershire. In March 1901 the family were residing at the home of Henry's maternal grand father George Seagrave a widower, and an Ordinary Farm Labourer who was born in 1834 at Prestwold, Leicestershire, his home being at West Street, Rempstone, Nottinghamshire, and situated in the Ecclesiastical Parish of Rempstone, All Saints. In April 1911 Henry was employed as an Iron Turner and was residing in the family home with his widowed father and siblings at 15, George Street, Loughborough, Leicestershire. The family home was later shown as 45, Fearon Street, Loughborough, Leicestershire. Henry was also known as Harry. His younger brother Robert also fell. His enlistment documents record that he gave his trade or calling as Iron Turner and his next of kin as his father, Mr E. Bacchus of 45, Fearon Street, Loughborough, Leics. He stated that he was unmarried, and that he had previously served for two years with the 4th Battalion of the Leicestershire Regiment Territorial Force. Information taken from his medical examination shows that he was 5 foot 5 ½ inches in height and had a chest measurement of 31 to 33 ½ inches. His complexion was described as dark with brown eyes and brown hair. It was noted that he had four vaccination scars on his right arm. He gave his religion as Church of England.

Leicestershire Project Findings
  • Conflict - World War I
  • Other Memorials - Loughborough Carillon, War Memorial Bell Tower
Research from Michael Doyle's Their Name Liveth For Evermore
  • Unit - Canadian Infantry
  • Cause of death - KILLED IN ACTION
  • Burial Commemoration - Vimy Mem., Pas de Calais, France
  • Born - Rempstone, Nottinghamshire
  • Enlisted - 21/09/1914 In Valcartier, Quebec, Canada
  • Place of Residence - Canada

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