|Son of Mr Harry and Mrs Mary Groome
Aged 18 years
Died 21st August 1918
Commemorated on Vis-en-Artois Memorial
Panel 1 & 2.
|Rushden Echo, June 7th, 1918, transcribed by Greville Watson
Rushden’s Casualty List
Mr and Mrs Harry Groome, of 4, Robinson-road, Rushden, have received official news that their eldest son R/6321, Able-Seaman Harry Reginald Groome, of the Royal Naval Division, has been admitted to the 12th General Hospital, Rouen, suffering from slight shrapnel wounds in the right buttock. In a letter to his parents A.B. Groome says that he is progressing satisfactorily. He joined the Colours on September 11th last year, and although but 18 years of age, proceeded to the Western front on Friday in Easter week this year. He was formerly employed by Mr Fred Knight, boot manufacturer, Rushden.
|Rushden Echo, September 13th, 1918
Rushden’s Casualty List - Victims of the War
A.B. Reg. Groome, R.N.D., Hood Batt., son of Mr Harry Groome, of 4, Robinson-road, Rushden, is officially reported killed. Deceased, who joined the Colours in August 1917, on reaching the age of 18 years, was formerly employed by Mr Fred Knight. He was a member of the Park-road Baptist Bible Class and of the First Corps of Boy Scouts. He was a cousin of Pte. Walter Freeman, whose death we reported last week.