Harmer

Philip Harmer

Philip Harmer was born in Dry Doddington in 1899.  His parents were from Stevenage and his father was a GNR signalman.  According to the 1901 census Philip was born at ‘Westborough Box’.  After 1901 the family moved on to 1 Railway Cottages, Friern Barnet in North London.

During the Great War Philip enlisted in Mill Hill and served with 1/1st Battation, Hertfordshire Regiment.   He died on 28th March 1918 during the German spring offensive and and was later buried at Crucifix Corner Cemetery, Villers-Bretonneux.