8th December 2015 Henry Holton Wootton Henry was born in Stamford in 1897 and was the eldest of 5 children born to father Thomas Charles (a brewery night watchman) and mother Beatrice Helena at 17 Burghley Lane. A sixth child, Redvers, died in infancy. Henry worked on the railway bookstall in 1911. By the outbreak of WW I he had moved to Nottingham, possibly as a railway employee. He enlisted there on New Year’s Day 1916 as Private 42096 in the 2/6 South Staffordshire Regiment. Posted to France he was taken prisoner by German soldiers in 1918 and subsequently released for discharge on 14 December 1918. He returned to Stamford to live at 1 Belle Vue, Barnack Road and was awarded £8 from the Stamford Prisoner of War Fund. In 1921 he married Ruby E. Hoole in Stamford and died in Lincoln in September 1973, aged 76.