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Service Number 3453642
Husband of Georgina Henthorn, of Hull.
WE PLANNED A WONDERFUL FUTURE, DEAR, ONLY TO END IN A DREAM
I came across your site today whilst researching
and framing some of my Uncle Harold Henthorn,s possessions, something
I have meant to do for a long time. Harold's wife Georgine [Jean] was
very dear to me, I regarded her as a mum rather than an aunty.
My Aunty went out to Burma with the British
Legion and visited the cemetery. She gained a massive amount from this
visit, some sort of closure. She belonged to the Burma Star Association
and 'marched' with the Lancashire Fusiliers on several occasions wearing
Harold's medals until she had a small replica set made which where lighter.
She knew John McCann well and I have all his books on Kohima I have
quite a few photos of Uncle Harold and some of his regiment. Also his
medals, cap badge, blazer badge and a swimming badge earned in an Indian
inter regiment swimming tournament. I also have his pay book, the original
letter telling Aunty Jean of his death and the War office official notifications,
and his commemoratory scroll. There are also a couple of photos of other
soldiers probably to do with the regiment as they were with Harold's
I came across a letter sent to
Aunty Jean by Andrew Watson G M who I believe was Harolds Platoon Commander.
I have a lot of photos in an
album taken in Burma in 1989 when Aunty Jean went out there with the British
Legion. Do you think any of these would be of interest? There is also
a newspaper article written in the Times after this date 'The battle of
Burma relived' about the pilgrimage. I expect you have that but I can
scan it if not.
Regards Jean Rix