Gunner H. Waines
FIRST NAMES: Harry
UNIT: 195th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery
STATUS: Killed in Action
DATE OF DEATH: 4th October 1917
CEMETERY OR MEMORIAL: Tyne Cot Memorial
Harry Waines was born in Bridlington, and later moved to Selby, where he joined the North Eastern Railway as a Signal Lad in September 1907. In February 1912 he moved to Northallerton to become an Assistant Signalman. Whilst in Northallerton he also enlisted in the local Territorials, the 4th Yorkshire Regiment (No. 1420). He was married with two children, Irene and Tom.
At some point during the War he transferred to the Royal Garrison Artillery. The circumstances of Harry’s death are unknown, but he was killed in the fight for the Broodseinde Ridge during the Battle of Passchendaele. His body could not be identified at the end of the War and he is commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial to the Missing near the village of Passchendaele.