Amers, Henry 'Harry' Gallon 16.may.1875-10.sep.1944 England Northumberland, Newcastle-upon-Tyne - Devon, Ottery St Mary
bandmaster, studied harmony and instrumentation with his father, 1891 residing with his parents, 5 sisters and a servant at 26 Archbold Terrace in Newcastle, 1895 bandmaster of the 1st Northumberland Artillery Volunteer Band, 1897 with this band he was the sensation at the Brussel Exhibition, 1901-1921 as bandmaster and musical director residing with his widowed mother and 4 sisters at 26 Jesmond Road in Newcastle, 1908 bandmaster of the Northumberland Hussars Imperial Yeomanry Band, bandmaster of the Royal Exhibition Band and the 3rd Volunteer Battallion Northumberland Fusiliers Band, besides military bands he also had his own Amers' Orchestral Band, 1911 leading a band and orchestra at the Brighton Pier at the seaside resort in Brighton Sussex, 18.apr.1915 in WWI he rejoined the Northumberland Hussars Yeomanry Cavalry Band serving in France, Sep 1917 with the rank of captain he was wounded at Courcelles, after recovering he commanded a prisoner-of-war camp in France and 1919 returned invalided back to England, 1930 conductor of the Eastbourne Corporation orchestra and band at the resorts of Eastbourne where he resided at Kenilworth Crescent, at time of death residing at Lime Cottages West Hill in Ottery St Mary, he died at St Michaels Church in Ottery St Mary ; son of professor of music/bandmaster/arranger for band John Hall Amers (Newcastle-upon-Tyne 1840-10.jan.1895 Northumberland) and Frances Gallon (Newcastle-upon-Tyne bap.15.mar.1846-21.jul.1906 Northumberland) ; brother of composer Ethel Amers ; 7.dec.1907 in Newcastle he married Beatrice Isabel Gluenstein (Germany, Hamburg 1.nov.1886-) who had earlier married 30.aug.1904 and divorced 12.dec.1905 Dr. jur Werner Bintz, 25.jan.1911 Henry was granted a divorce on charge of adultery 28-29-30.sep-1.oct.1909 with the single machine manufacturer John Malan Ver Mehr (San Francisco 2.sep.1874-) and 7-8-9.nov.1910 with the married actor Anthony Caton Woodville (London Richmond 28.oct.1879-) ; 1934 in London he married the WWI invalided Kate Browning (23.apr.1893-)

Title Parts

[] The Wee Macgregor. Highland patrol. Piano
pub Hawkes & Son, London 1905
pub (arr. for brass band) Hawkes & Son, London 1930

[] Sailing. Valse. Piano
pub Price & Reynolds, London 1912

[] Miracle d'amour. Valse. Piano
pub John Church Co., Cincinnati, London 1912

[] The b'hoys of Tipperary. March. Ballroom orchestra with piano and violin conductor
pub Hawkes & Son, London 1915

[] All on a Christmas morning. Idyll. Piano
pub Hawkes & Son, London 1921

[] A Princess of dreams. Romance
words G. A. Potter
pub Metzler & Co., London 1921

[] Unspoken, entracte. Piano
pub Metzler & Co., London 1922

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