Biography of Private Henry Walton Teat (21488)
8th Battalion Lincolnshire Regiment
Died 21st August 1917

Soldier

  • Name: Henry Walton Teat
  • Date of birth: 1894
  • Place of Birth: Bourne, Lincolnshire, England
  • Date of Birth Registration: January – March 1894
  • Place of Birth Registration: Bourne, Lincolnshire, England

Father

  • Name: Henry Walton Teat
  • DOB: 1861
  • Place of Birth: Bourne, Lincolnshire, England
  • Occupation: Soda water bottler

Mother

  • Name: Alice Brand
  • DOB: 1865
  • Place Of Birth: Bourne, Lincolnshire, England
  • Marriage: 1883 Bourne District

Siblings: (Name), (DOB), (POB)

  • Elizabeth Ada Teat, 1885, Bourne
  • Henry Walton Teat, 1894, Bourne
  • Charlie Teat, 1901, Bourne

Census

  • 1901: Henry is living with his parents at 7 Hereward Street, Bourne, Lincolnshire.
  • 1911: Henry is living with his parents in Meadowgate, Bourne, Lincolnshire. The census gives him an age of 17 and he is listed as a labourer to bricklayer.
Relatives in services

  • None found

Marriage

 

  • No marriage for Henry has been found but he did have a child with Mary Elizabeth Downes called Henry Kitchener Teat Downes born in 1916.

Newspaper Mentions

  • Grantham Journal Saturday 25th November 1916.
    LETTERS FROM BOURNE SOLDIERS.
    Pte H Cooper, of the Lincolns, writing to Mr. J. J. Davies early in November, say:  This afternoon Harry Teat and comrades from Rippingale, Deeping and Easton, were talking about you and about dear old Bourne, and we thought you would like to know the boys of “the old brigade” are still alive and well and going strong. There are a few more Bourne boys round here, but we haven’t come across them yet. But we hope to. And we hope there will come the time when we shall all meet together again in Bourne. I am pleased to tell you that Fred Hinson and A Carter are quite well and wish to be remembered to you and also to the boys at Bourne. We have has some rough weather out here, raining practically all the day. Today it is a bit better. We are glad to hear that young Kelby has been presented with the D.C.M. at Bourne and we hope he will enjoy good luck to live long and wear it. We think there is a silver lining not far away now and we hope to have good luck to land safely back in the old town once again.

Military Records

Attestation Papers

  • Available

Soldier’s Died In The Great War

  • These records show that Private Henry Walton Teat, 21488, 8th Bn Lincolnshire Regiment was killed in action on 21st August 1917 in the Western European Theatre in France and Flanders.

Pension Records

  • Available

Effects Left To

  • Mother Alice

Medals

  • The British Medal
    The Victory Medal

Memorials

  • UK:
  • Bourne, Roll of Honour inBourne Abbey Church
  • Bourne War Memorial in the Memorial Gardens

 

  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission:
  • In memory of Private H W Teat, 21488, 8th Bn., Lincolnshire Regiment who died on 21 August 1917
  • Son of Mrs H Teat of South St. Bourne, Lincs
  • Remembered with honour, Outtersteene Communal Cemetery, Bailleul

© Picture taken by South Lincolnshire War Memorials

© Picture taken by South Lincolnshire War Memorials

Military Service Timeline

  • Enlisted in Bourne, Lincolnshire
  • Died of wounds

 

  • This is ongoing research and will be posted when completed

Sources

  • WW1 Soldier’s Records (www.ancestry.co.uk)
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission
  • British Newspaper Archive.

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