Rank or Title
Date of Death
29 Apr 1918
Place of Birth
World War I Address
Place of Death
War Memorial Location
Soldier or Civilian
Cpl Henry (Harry) Meeds, 25317, 11th Battalion Suffolk Regiment, was killed in action in Flanders on April 29th, 1918. He had volunteered just before his death to return to the firing line, having for a considerable time beforehand been doing police duty for another battalion, journeying to and fro with German prisoners of war.
Harry was the son of former undertaker William Meeds and his wife Jennie, of 2 Windsor Street, Luton. He was born in Boscombe, Bournemouth, and was single.
He had seen more than three years' service in France and Belgium and had been in the battles of Ypres, Messines and Loos. He had been slightly wounded seven times, gassed once and 'buried' twice.
He enlisted soon after the outbreak of war in the Rifle Brigade, but was subsequently transferred.
In most military records, Harry's surname is given as Leads.