Tester, Henry T

Henry Thomas Tester, Private 238780, 1st/4th Bn. King’s Shropshire Light Infantry
Died of wounds 3rd April 1918 in France

 

EARLY LIFE

Husband of Mrs Elsie Keeble (formerly Tester) of No 1, 6 Court, Crompton Rd, Macclesfield.

 

WW1 SERVICE

On 5 April 1918, the Macclesfield Times reported that Henry had been wounded:

Pte Henry Thomas Tester, King’s Shropshire Light Infantry, has sent a field-card to his wife, who resides at 40 Sunderland Street, Macclesfield, stating that he has been admitted into hospital in France. He is thirty-one years of age and was formerly in the employ of Messrs G H Heath and Co as a silk dresser. Pte Tester enlisted eleven months ago.

Private Tester died from his wounds on 3 April 1918; his death was reported in the Macclesfield Times on 19 April 1918:

Mrs Tester, 40 Sunderland Street, Macclesfield, is officially notified that her husband, Pte Henry Thomas Tester, King’s Shropshire Light Infantry, has succumbed to his wounds in France…

 

 

COMMEMORATION

Private Henry Tester is buried in grave ref.  XXXIII. C. 4. of Etaples Military Cemetery, France. His wife asked for the inscription “REST IN PEACE” to be added to his headstone.

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission holds casualty details for Private Henry Tester, and he is listed on the Imperial War Museum’s Lives of the First World War website.

In Macclesfield, Private Henry Tester is commemorated on the Park Green, Town HallSt Michael’s ChurchMill Street Mission and the G H Heath & Co Ltd war memorials.

 

SOURCES

Commonwealth War Graves Commission website
Lives of the First World War website

Macclesfield Times: 5 April 1918, 19 April 1918


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