Henry Renshaw - Royal Engineers
Henry Renshaw was born in Derby in 1895. His parents were Mark and
Lillian Renshaw. In 1901 the family were living on the Shelton Lock
side of Chellaston and in 1911 they were at Sunny Bank, Chellaston.
Mark Renshaw was a potter in 1901 and listed as a Potter at the
China Works (probably Royal Crown Derby).
According to the 1911 census Thomas Henry was employed as a miller
at Rolls Royce.
Although it states on the memorial that Thomas Henry served with
the Royal Engineers no evidence of this has been found. It was discovered
from his medal roll that he served with the Royal Army Service Corps
and entered into the Theatre of War on 21st July 1915.
He was awarded the British War Medal, Victory Medal and 1915 Star.
He died in the Derby Infirmary on 11th March 1919, due to injuries
received, and is buried in the Derby (Normanton) Cemetery. By this
time his parents had moved out of Chellaston and were living at
178 St Thomas’ Road, Derby.