23 September 2009

4081581 Pte Henry Pierpoint, 3rd Monmouthshire Regiment

4081581 Private Henry Pierpoint of the 3rd Battalion, Monmouthshire Regiment, died on the 23rd September 1944. The Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) records that he was 29 years old and the son of William James Pierpoint and Anne Jane Pierpoint of Liverpool, and the husband of Audrey Pierpoint.

Henry was born in Liverpool and living there at the time of his enlistment. He is buried in Mierlo War Cemetery in the Netherlands; grave reference I.B.2. This from the CWGC:

"The cemetery was started in the spring of 1945 when graves were brought in from the surrounding district, most of them being casualties of September-November 1944. At that time the main fighting was concerned with clearing the region south and west of the Maas and with opening up the Scheldt estuary further west. Helmond itself was occupied on 25 September, 1944. Mierlo War Cemetery now contains 664 Commonwealth burials of the Second World War, seven of them unidentified, and one Dutch war grave."

At the going down of the sun, and in the morning, WE WILL REMEMBER THEM.


Ancestry.co.uk (1939-1945 Roll of Honour)
Commonwealth War Graves Commission

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