Henry Norrington Packard

Lieutenant Colonel Henry Packard, age 46
46th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery
Died 12 April 1916

DSO. Lieutenant Colonel, 46th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Died 12/04/1916. Age 46.

 

Husband of Ursula Rose nee Youell.   In 1911 his parents Henry Packard and Agnes Marianne nee Norrington lived at Trevose in Cobbold Road.

Buried at Faubourg D’Amiens Cemetery, Arras.

Extract from De Ruvigny's 

Packard, Henry Norrington, D.S.O., Lieut-Co., R.F.A., only s., of Henry Woods Packard of Ipswich, Chemical Manufacturer by his wife Agnes Marian (Felix Cottage, Bude, co. Cornwall), dau. of Charles Norrington, of Plymouth; b. Ipswich co. Suffolk, 12 March 1870; educ. Dedham, co. Essex; Leamington and the Royal Military Academy, Woolwich; gazetted 2nd Lieut. R.A. 25 July 1890; promoted Lieut. 25 July 1893; Capt. 13 Feb. 1900' Major 1 April 1908, and Lieut-Col. 12 Feb 1915; was D.A.A.G. R.A., India, from 3 Jan. 1902 to 2 Jan. 1907 and D.A.A. and Q.M.G., West Lancashire Division, Western Command from 1 April 1910 to 31 March 1914; served with the Expeditionary Force in France and Flanders from Aug. following commanding the 117th Battery; was severely wounded at the Battle of the Aisne 19 Sept., and invalided home; returned to France in May 1915 in command of the 46th Brigade R.F.A., and was killed in action at Arras 12 April 1916 being shot by a sniper. Buried in the Cemetery there. He was twice mentioned in Despatches; (1) by F.M. Sir John (now Lord) French [London Gazette, 19 Oct. 1914], and (2) by General Sir Douglas Haig [London Gazette, 15 June 1916], for gallant and distinguished service in the field, and was awarded the D.S.O. [London Gazette, Feb 1915], for distinguished service from Aug. 1914, through the Retreat from Mons till the Battle of the Aisne. He m. at St. Matthew's, Ipswich, 3 Sept. 1895, Ursula Rosa (49 Hindes Road, Harrow), dau. of Edward Pitt Youell, and had six children; John Norrington, b. 15 July 1907; Meriol Maclean, b. 8 June 1909; Nancy Norrington, b. 15 Jan. 1901; Beryl Joan, b. 31 July, 1903; Barbara, b. 29 Aug 1904, and Diana Margaret, b. 13 April 1913.

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Royal Field Artillery

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Companions of the Distinguished Service Order - Gazette 29111 21 March 1915 Page 2940

Grave at Faubourg D'Amiens Cemetery

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Memorial in Holy Trinity Chuch, Gidleigh