10699, Corporal, 5th Platoon, "B" Company, 7th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment.
Died on the 17th August 1918.
Henry Victor Fardell was born on the 28th August 1894 in the village of Therfield. His connection with the village of Benington has not been established but it is believed that he may have worked in the area.
He arrived in France on the 30th July 1915 and served on the Western Front until he was taken prisoner at St. Quentin on the 21st March 1918, the first day of the German Spring offensive. He died from what is described as "Cardiac Weakness" whilst a Prisoner of War in Germany on the 17th August 1918. This often arose as the result of being malnourished.
He was originally buried in the Morhange Military Cemetery, but on the 24th July 1924 his remains, and those of other servicemen buried in the cemetery, were exhumed and reburied in the Sarralbe Military Cemetery, Moselle, France (D. 23.)
Henry shares his final resting place with Private Percy Little Sallis of the 2nd Battalion, Middlesex Regiment who was died on the same day.
Medal Entitlement: 1915 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal.