Driver Harry Harby ASC, 35 Field Ambulance, 11th Division

Glenys and Melvyn Claricoats Collection

Florrie Harby's WW1 Album

Glenys Claricoats’ grandmother, Florence (Florrie) Darby, created an album of over one hundred post cards and family photographs. Her father, Harry Harby served as a driver with the 35th Field Ambulance in France.

Many postcards were exchanged between Harry, his daughter Florrie and his wife Rose. They provide insight into the everyday contact and concerns experienced by the family during the period of Harry Harby’s war service.

Bill Pinfold is cataloging this collection and examining the post card messages to work out the details of those who served from the extended family.

This page was added on 04/05/2014.

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  • Harry Harby was also my Great grandfather, unfortunately he died 3 months before I was born I have a copy of the same postcards that passed back and forth during the war,Their is a photo of (Harry in uniform),Rose and Florrie which I have available if you require. Harry was born 23/09/1883 Rose was born 25/1/1878 and Florrie 17/05/1904 They are all buried together in the Churchyard. I have fond memories of Bottesford from the 1950’s and still return occasionally.

    By Graham Burdett, from Royal Wootton Bassett (17/08/2014)
  • Many thanks for getting touch. We would be most grateful to see copies of the postcards and what is written on the reverse. They would be most useful in piecing together the events and contact between the family members during WW1. I will be in touch via email in the near future. Many thanks for your interest.

    By David Middleton (17/08/2014)

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