Harry Nightingale (1895–1918), Private (325191) in the 1st Battalion the Cambridgeshire Regiment, died on 16 February 1918 of wounds received in action. His death is recorded on a headstone in the Fins British Cemetery Sorel-le-Grand, in the Somme area, northern France (IV. B. 32), as well as in this family grave. His older brother Frederick William Nightingale survived service throughout the First World War and died on active service in the Second World War.

Harry was born in 1895 in March, Cambridgeshire. He was the youngest of the four children of George Samuel Nightingale and Ann Elizabeth Nightingale (née Challis) (both of whose deaths are recorded on this grave) of 202 Cherry Hinton Road, Cambridge. Harry became a book binder. He enlisted as Private (325191) in the 1st Battalion the Cambridgeshire Regiment. He died on 16 February 1918 of wounds received in action. He was entitled to the Victory medal and the British War medal.

Nightingale grave
Nightingale headstone




Lat Lon : 52.203294 0.13680173 – click here for location

Parish : St Edward

See family grave page for more information





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The Sentinel, 9 April 2009

By Emma Easterbrook and Ian Bent

Harry Nightingale