South Staffordshire War Memorials

Dedicated to the memory of all the men and women of the South Staffordshire area who died during the two World Wars.

Henry Huffadine

Henry (Harry) Huffadine was born at Kiddemore Green in about 1885. He was the son of Henry Huffadine, a farm traction engine driver, and his wife Sarah Ann. In 1891 they lived at Sutton Maddock, Shropshire, and by 1901 they had settled in Moreton, Newport, Shropshire where they still lived in 1911.

Henry joined the regular Army. In 1911 he was in India serving with the 2nd Battalion King's Shropshire Light Infantry. At the outbreak of war, Henry went to France with the 1st battalion of that regiment, landing in France on 11th September. The battalion saw action at the Battle of the Aisne, the Battle of Armentieres and the Action at Hooge 1915. At some point Henry was transferred to the 5th battalion; he went missing on the 24th August during the Battle of Delville Wood, part of the Battle of the Somme, 1916. Henry was later presumed dead and is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial.

Private Henry Huffadine, 8068, was awarded the Victory and British War Medals and the 1914 Star.

This memorial has mostly been compiled from official sources. It would be good to be able to expand it with more personal material - memories, stories, photos, etc. If you have any suitable material or any corrections please contact Greg.