Born 9th May 1900, Harry was only 16 years & 48 days old when he died, and is the districts youngest casualty recorded on active duty. Harry’s brother, Abraham Ellis died on July 31st 1918. The family had lived in Farsley for many years before moving up the hill to Stanningley after 1911, they had 4 surviving children.
For more information about Harry Wharton please see the 'Their Stories' page on this website.
If you know anyone connected to the Wharton or Ellis family please ask them to get in touch.
Harry was last visited in July 2014, and will be again next week by the Pudsey to Pals 16 trip. The message left with the wreath on his grave reads “Harry you can come home with us now lad”.