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Second Lieutenant Harold Shafto Dornton

Second Lieutenant Harold Shafto Dornton

Army Number : n/a formerly Private 83, 5th London Regiment (London Rifle Brigade)

Battalion : 1/5th Battalion Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derbys) Regiment.

Medal Entitlement.
The 1914 Star.
The British War Medal.
The British Victory Medal.

Born at Willesden, Middlesex. Son of Alfred Shafto and Anna Clara Dornton, of 29, Woodville Gardens, Ealing, London. He was educated at Repton School, Derbyshire prior to enlisting. He went to France 4th November 1914 and was commissioned to the 1/5th Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derbys) Regiment, 23rd March 1915. He was wounded in April 1915 and killed in action, 1st July 1916, in the attack on the German positions at Gommecourt, France, on the first day of the Battle of the Somme.

Buried/Commemorated : Thiepval Memorial, France. Pier and Face 10 C 10 D and 11 A.

Second Lieutenant Harold Shafto Dornton is also commemorated on the following local memorials :-
Repton School War Memorial, Repton, Derbyshire.