Monday, June 25, 2012

Rifleman Percy Harold Harwood 240606

There were two CWGC entries for Percy H Harwood, both men were called Percy Harold but one was from Liverpool and the other from Somerset.

Percy Harold Harwood was born on 26th Sept 1895 in Liverpool. His baptism record (below) shows he was baptised on 13th October in the church of St Michael. His parents Alfred, a clerk, and Charlotte lived at 19 Parliament Place.

The 1901 census shows the Harwood family still living at 19 Parliament Place.

The 1911 census shows that the family had moved to 43 Upper Parliament Street.

Percy H Harwood's medal card showsa that he was a private in the Liverpool Regiment with the regimental numbers 2250 and 240606, he was then a rifleman in the Liverpool Regiment with the regimental number 240606.
the card also shows that he first entered the theatre of was on 24/2/1915 in France. The card shows that he was entitled to the Victory Medal, British War Medal and the 1915 star. It bears a note that he is deceased.

Percy H Harwood's entry in UK Soldiers Died in the Great War 1914-1919 gives the following informtion:

Percy Harold Harwood
Death Date:
19 Sep 1916
Death Location:
France & Flanders
Enlistment Location:
King's (Liverpool Regiment)
6th Battalion
Type of Casualty:
Killed in action
Theatre of War:
Western European Theatre

There is a slight discrepncy in that he was listed as a private here but rifleman on his medal card and on his CWGC entry. He was in the 6th Battalion of The King's (Liverpool Regiment) at the time of his death so rifleman is correct.


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