Henry Wardle

Census Address: 1 Tenter Lane, Gas Street
Place of Birth: Stamford
Date of Birth: 1894
Enlistment Address: --
Regiment: 4th Battalion, Lincolnshire Territorials
Service Numbers: 3376
Place of Death: --
Date Died: --
Tenter Lane, Stamford

n 1911 the family was living at 1 Tenter Lane off Gas Street with their parents, Ezra & Hannah (nee Sheffield) Wardle. Father was born in Stamford. He was an engine painter at Blackstones Engineering Works. Mother was born in Pickworth, Rutland. Six children were at home. 20 year old Ethel was a dressmaker. John William (18) was a driller at the Kitson Lighting Works. Henry (16) was an assistant at Duckett’s Grocers. Frank (14) worked at Oates & Musson Drapers. Sisters, Anne (8) and Sarah (5), were still at School. All the siblings were born in Stamford. In 1911, the eldest sibling Ellen (21) had left home and was employed as a domestic servant in Leicester at the house of the High Sheriff of Leicester County Court – James Henry Hodgkin.

In 1901 the family had already been living in Tenter Lane.

Henry was the second son of Ezra and Hannah Wardle. In 1911 he was 16 and worked as an assistant at Duckett’s Grocers.

Henry’s name appeared on the Stamford and District Roll of Honour Second Preliminary List published on 23rd December 1914  – ‘Henry Wardle, Pte 3376, joined the 4th Battalion Lincolnshire Territorials’.

The book ‘Stamford and the Great War’ records that a ‘Harry Wardle L/ Corporal mobilised in the 4th Lincs in 1914’

No other detail of his probable military service has been located.