Son of Harold and Emily Pinches, of Queensbury. Harold served in the Royal Artillery as a Bombardier with 21 Anti-Tank Regiment. Harold died on 11th August 1944, aged 21. He is buried at BAYEUX WAR CEMETERY. France.
In 1934 Harold’s parents were living on Russell Road, married in 1917 Harold (senior) and Emily had four children, all boys. Harold (senior) was the principal cornet player for Black Dyke Mills Band between 1919-26, it is believed that at least one of his boys also played for the band.
21 Anti-Tank Regiment served with the Guards Armoured Division and had arrived in France in late June. Harold was originally buried in the commune of Saint-Jean-des-Essartiers and in 1946 he was reburied at Bayeux.
His headstone inscription reads: “God be with you till we meet again. Mother, father and brothers”.