Talk on First World War soldier at library

The death of a Three Bridges soldier at the Battle of Loos in 1915 will be investigated as part of a series of library talks.

Harry Heldman, son of celebrated author Richard Marsh, served in the 9th Battalion Royal Sussex Regiment during World War One. The lieutenant, who grew up in New Street, was killed leading his platoon into fierce fighting on September 27.

Using newspaper archives, the census and ancestry databases, information librarian Tim Stanton will look into the life and death of Heldman.

His father Richard Marsh was a contemporary of Dracula author Bram Stoker and is the subject of his own exhibition at Crawley Library.

The lunchtime talk ‘Harry Heldman and the First Big Push’ is at Crawley Library at 1.10pm on Wednesday 29th May 2013.