Name: Harold William Nundy
Service No: 241315
Date of Death: 22/04/1917
Regiment/Service: Yorkshire Regiment 7th Bn
Panel Reference: Bay 5. Memorial: Arras Memorial
Paul Allen writes:
Clara Stonehouse’s 19-year-old brother, 241315 Private Harold William Nundy, was killed in action on 22 April 1917 whilst serving with 9th Battalion, the Yorkshire Regiment.
The only son of Frederick and Elizabeth Nundy, Harry was amongst the 14 men from 9th battalion who were killed during the Arras Offensive between 9 – 25 April 1917. Much like brother-in-law, Herbert Stonehouse, Harry Nundy was initially been reported as missing in action, his parents receiving no news of their son’s fate until July 1917, when they were informed that he had been killed in action, probably on the date already quoted.
Like those of his brother-in-law, Harry’s remains have never been recovered from the field of battle to be given a decent burial, thus his name was later included amongst those commemorated on the Arras Memorial to the Missing (Bay 5). The young soldier’s name can also be found on Scarborough’s Oliver’s Mount Memorial, and on the ‘Rood Screen’ Memorial in the town’s St James’ Church, located in Seamer Road.
Editor’s note: the CWGC reference states that Harold was part of 7th Battalion, the Yorkshire regiment, whilst Paul has him with 9th Battalion. To be clarified.