Rank: Private
Number: 260022
Unit: 10th Battalion CHESHIRE Regiment
Date of Death: 18 April 1919
Age: 23
Cemetery: Stockport Borough Cemetery

Harry had been born locally, the son of Harry & Mary Swift, 7 Lomas Street, Edgeley.

His original service number, 4605, suggests he originally enlisted into the local Territorial Battalion, probably in late 1915. The above number would have been allocated at the beginning of 1917 and is associated with the 5th Battalion. Later , he must have been transferred to the 10th Battalion. At some point, he was wounded and, in due course, returned home. He never recovered and his death is confirmed, by military authorities, as being related to his war service.

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