Harold Compson lived at 23 Coventry Street, Stourbridge, and was employed at the leather works of Messrs Turney and Co. He enlisted in the Worcesters late in1915 and was sent out to join the 9th Battalion in Mesopotamia. He would have seen serious action against Turkish troops in the advance up the Tigris to Baghdad which was captured in 1917. It was in the vicinity of this city that he was attending a Bombing School and was killed in an accident. This resulted from the premature explosion of a bomb. A letter to his parents told them that his funeral was attended by the Brigadier commanding the area, the Brigade Major, officers from the Bombing School and about a hundred men. Private Harold Compson was 22 years of age and is buried in Baghdad North Gate Cemetery (19 B 12) and commemorated on the Stourbridge, St. John's, St. Thomas's and Methodist church Memorials.
Saint John's Church, Stourbridge, West Midlands, United Kingdom
If you have information about Harold compson. or any of the Men & Memorials of Dudley we would love to hear from you. Simply fill out our online form with your details and we will get in touch with you to find out more.Send us your information...