Bussey, Harry Marslen


War Service:


Second Lieutenant HARRY MARSLEN BUSSEY of 1st battalion Royal Irish Fusiliers was killed in action on 3 May 1917. He enlisted in August 1914 as a private in the Royal Fusiliers and was wounded at Armentieres in June 1915 and on the Somme in July 1916. He was commissioned in January 1917.

He is buried in Browns Copse cemetery, Roeux, where he is remembered.

Location of Memorial:
He is also remembered on the war memorials at St Andrew’s church, Catford. and is probably the Henry Bussey named on the Brownhill Road Central School in Catford.

He was 23 years old, the son of Charles and Helena Bussey of Ardfillan Road, Catford.
He was educated at Brownhill Road Commercial School in Catford. He was an all round sportsman and a member of the Lewisham athletics team in 1907.

Kentish Mercury, 1 June 1917

Contributed By:
Andy Pepper and Philip Evans
Photograph: Kevin Loughnane

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