Captain Henry Basil Strutt Handford
Captain Henry Basil Strutt Handford

Army Number : n/a

Battalion : 8th Battalion Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby) Regiment.

Son of Major Henry Handford and The Hon. Mary Emily Handford, of Elmfield, Southwell, Notts Educated at Rugby and Trinity College Cambridge, where he took a 2nd Class in the first part of the law tripos in 1914. Joined the 8th Sherwood Foresters as Second Lieutenant 13th July 1912, was promoted Lieutenant 2nd September 1914 and Captain 26th April 1915. Volunteered for foreign service in August 1914, leaving his law course unfinished, went to France 25th February 1915 and was killed in action at the Hohenzollern Redoubt 15th October 1915, aged 21.

His brother Lieutenant Everard Francis Sale Handford, 8th Battalion Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby) Regiment was also killed in the same actoin on the same day.

Buried/Commemorated : Loos Memorial, France. Panel 87 - 89.

Loos Memorial, France
Handford name

Captain Handford is also commemorated on the following memorials:-

Southwell Minster Parishioners War Memorial, Southwell, Nottinghamshire.

Southwell Minster Parishioners War Memorial, Southwell, Nottinghamshire.

Southwell Minster Church Window Memorial, Southwell, Nottinghamshire.