Henry Stagg Byers

Henry Stagg Byers

Birth 1871 Death 3rd Feb 1916 Ltn.
Royal Army Medical Corps

Personal Details

Place of Birth Stockton ,Co Durham
Residence at Enlistment Cleator Gate Cleator , Cumberland
Residence (Roll of Honour) The Abbey Cottage, St Bees , Cumbria
Residence 1911 Census Cleator Gate Cleator , Cumberland
School(s) Attended
Religion/Church Attended C of E
Organisation Membership
Employment/Trade Medical Practitioner
Place of Work
Family (Parents and Grandparents) Joshua Stagg Byers and Ann
Siblings Joshua, Arthur W ,Annie ,Maud Norman R , Gerard
Wife's Name and Maiden Name Eliza Jackson Cooke
Remarriage of Widow
Children's Christian Name(s) Doris Joan,Noel Stagg
Family Connection to Roll of Honour


The Victory Medal
The Victory Medal
The British War Medal, 1914-18
The British War Medal, 1914-18

Military Details

Regiment at Enlistment Royal Army Medical Corps
Battalion at Enlistment
Rank at Enlistment Ltn.
Naval Vessels Served
Service Number at Enlistment
Date of Enlistment
Place of Enlistment
Other Regiment
Other Battalion
Other Rank
Date of Transfer to other Regiment
Service Facts Served as a Doctor with the Royal Army Medical Corps in Malta .

Whitehaven News 10 February 1916

Death of Doctor Byers on Active Service

Shot Through the Neck

On Friday the sad news was received in Cleator of the death of Dr Byers who ......volunteered for service last October .
The telegram which came from the War Office briefly stated that Dr Byers was shot through the neck and died from wounds an hemorrhage st St Georges Hospital . The place mentioned in the wire is not very clear ,but it was known that he had been stationed in Malta ; indeed he arrived there two days before Xmas and had been in constant service in hospital there .
The last letter received here was from Malta intimating that that he was very busy attending to the wounded in the hospitals but further than this there is no knowledge of where he has been to come by the wounds resulting in his death .
Battalion Diary or Nautical Facts

Death and Memorial Details

Age at Death 44
Date of Death 3rd Feb 1916
Regiment at Death Royal Army Medical Corps
Battalion/Vessel at Death
Rank at Death Ltn
Circumstances of Death Died from Gunshot Wounds
Service Number at Death
Field of Action at Death Mediterranean
Place of Death Malta
Battle at Death
Grave/Memorial Image Henry Stagg Byers
Location of Grave/Memorial PIETA MILITARY CEMETERY
Grave Position C. XIII. 1.
Commonwealth War Graves Commission Link https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/114972/byers,-/
Grave/Memorial Country Malta
Private Memorial Men Of Cleator And Trumpet Terrace (WMR 3946), Cleator, Cumbria


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