No.1484, Private, Harry NUNN
5th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment
Harry NUNN was born at 9 Rookford Hall, Haverhill on 25th November 1896 (Risbridge Q4-1896 4A:759), baptised in St Mary's Haverhill on 11th
July 1897, son of George and Eliza NUNN (née POOLE)
1901 census...Aged 4, he was at 13 Union Square, Haverhill with his father George NUNN  silk weaver, born Sturmer; his mother Eliza  born London; brother John  under boots; sisters Beatrice ,Ellen , Winifred  and Alice . All the children were born in Haverhill
1911 census...Aged 14, a silk weaver, he was at 92 Burton End, Haverhill with his parents (mother a laundress); brothers John (POOLE) NUNN (groom), George  and Charles  both born in Haverhill; sisters Ellen Ivy , Winifred and Alice. Harry, Winifred and Alice now recorded as born in Hamlet, Essex.
He attested in Haverhill, his number suggests early in 1912.
According to Lt Col. Murphy's "History of the Suffolk Regiment" .the Battalion from 18th to 27th August were in local reserve trenches, working hard and constantly harassed by snipers and shrapnel.
CWGC records show however that on the 21st they had 53 die,only one with a known grave. However no roll call had been taken for some days and it is firmly believed that many of these 53 had in fact died in a fierce action on the 12th. Harry's "Soldier's Personal Effects" entry actually states death "presumed on or since 21st August 1915". Obviously it is often impossible to accurately date such events.
He was in the same unit and died the same day as Harry Orbell see here
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