Warburton, Henry (Harry) (1895-1917)
In the passing of Harry Warburton, who fell in action in France, our Moses Gate Church has lost a choice spirit. Always quiet and reserved, yet he had a living interest in all the concerns of our Church. He will be remembered for his kindly and lovable disposition. He was a consistent member of our C.E. and choir, and maintained a keen interest in our cause. The gracious influence of his life will abide. He had a deep and tender affection for his widowed mother. His letters reveal a fine note of faith and trust. Religion to him was real. He hated war, but he loved the great ideals of freedom and right and justice. He enlisted in May, 1916, and took his share in the suffering as a good soldier of Jesus Christ. At the early age of twenty-two he fell and entered into the higher service. Much sympathy is felt for the mother and friends. A memorial service was conducted by the writer in the presence of a large and sympathetic audience.
Harry was Private 24332 in the Loyal North Lancashire Regiment, 9th Battalion. He was killed in action on 7 June 1917
Harry worked in a cotton mill before the war.
Primitive Methodist Magazine 1919/294
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