The publication of our book about WW1 (“Buriton and the First World War: Through Local Eyes”) continues to encourage relatives of Buriton families to unearth more information and send it to us.
Thomas Harman was the son of the coachman for Nursted House who lived at Nursted Lodge and he died of wounds on 16 May 1915, aged 23, barely a month after his deployment to the front.
He was serving in the 1st Hampshire Regiment in the second Battle of Ypres when he was wounded in the head and sadly died two days later in a base hospital in Boulogne after an unsuccessful operation to save his life.
Sheila Payne (nee Harman) has kindly sent us a photograph of Thomas Henry Harman (her great grandfather) – the first time that we have seen an image of this brave young man.
If anyone has any information about Buriton and the First World War, please contact us and let us know.