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Oliver Duxbury HARWOOD

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Surname: HARWOOD

Forename(s): Oliver Duxbury

Place of Birth: Hellifield, Yorkshire

Service No: 48690

Rank: Private

Regiment / Corps / Service: South Wales Borderers

Battalion / Unit: 10th (Service) Battalion. (1st Gwent)

Division: 38th (Welsh) Division

Age: 18

Date of Death: 1918-04-26

Awards: ---

CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: I. D. 11.

CWGC Cemetery: BAGNEUX BRITISH CEMETERY, GEZAINCOURT

CWGC Memorial: ---

Non-CWGC Burial: ---

Local War Memorial(s): Not Listed (View Names Not Listed on a Local War Memorial)

Additional Information:

Oliver Duxbury Harwood was the son of Oliver Duxbury and Sarah Harwood, née Teasdale. Oliver, senior, was born at Darwen, Lancashire and Sarah at Malton, Yorkshire.

1901 Hellifield, Yorkshire Census: Oliver D. Harwood, aged 1 year, born Hellifield, son of Oliver D. and Sarah Harwood.

1911 Blackburn, Lancashire Census: 125, Moorgate Street, Livesey, Branch Road - Oliver Duxbury Harwood, aged 11 years, born Hellifield, Yorkshire, son of Sarah Harwood, widow.

British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Pte Oliver Harwood, 48690, S. Wales Bord.

British Army WW1 Medal and Award Rolls: Pte Oliver Harwood, 48690, S. Wales Bord. Infantry Base Depot; 48690, 10/S. Wales Bord.

Army Registers of Soldiers' Effects: Pte Oliver Harwood, 48690, 10th Sth W. Bdrs. Date and Place of Death: 26.4.18. 29th C.C.S. France or Belgium.To whom Authorised/Amount Authorised: Mother Sole Legatee - Sarah £9 10s. 6d.

Oliver is commemorated in the 'Blackburn Roll of Honour 1914-1918'.

Photograph courtesy of Jonathan Ball.

Data Source: Soldiers Died in the Great War 1914-19 Records

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Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record: ---

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Private Oliver Duxbury HARWOOD

Private Oliver Duxbury HARWOOD

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: South Wales Borderers

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: South Wales Borderers

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 38th (Welsh) Division

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 38th (Welsh) Division

Data from Soldiers Died in the Great War 1914 - 1919 Records

Soldiers Died Data for Soldier Records

Surname: HARWOOD

Forename(s): Oliver

Born: Hellifield, Yorks

Residence: Blackburn, Lancs

Enlisted: Preston, Lancs

Number: 48690

Rank: Private

Regiment: South Wales Borderers

Battalion: 10th Battalion

Decorations:

Died Date: 26/04/18

Died How: Died of wounds

Theatre of War: France & Flanders

Notes:

Data from Commonwealth War Graves Commission Records

CWGC Data for Soldier Records

Surname: HARWOOD

Forename(s): Oliver Duxbury

Country of Service: United Kingdom

Service Number: 48690

Rank: Lance Corporal

Regiment: South Wales Borderers

Unit: 10th Bn.

Age: 18

Awards:

Died Date: 26/04/1918

Additional Information: Son of Oliver Duxbury Harwood and Sarah Harwood, of 125, Moorgate St., Blackburn. Native of Hellifield, Yorks. (CWGC Headstone Personal Inscription: THY WILL BE DONE)

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'Blackburn Times' (11 May 1918)

(Kindly supplied by Jonathan Ball)

Lance-Corporal O.D. Harwood (18), South Wales Borderers, whose mother lives at 125, Moorgate-street, died on April 26th, of wounds received in France. He joined the Army at the age of 15, and on this fact being discovered he was discharged. Subsequently he rejoined, and had been in France six weeks when he was killed. He was formerly employed at the Witton Laundry.

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Gunner Oliver Duxbury Harwood

Gunner Oliver Duxbury Harwood

Courtesy of Jonathan Ball

Annie Lawton and Oliver Duxbury Harwood

Annie Lawton and Oliver Duxbury Harwood

Courtesy of Jonathan Ball

Private Oliver Duxbury Harwood

Private Oliver Duxbury Harwood

Courtesy of Jonathan Ball

Oliver Duxbury Harwood (holding the ball)

Oliver Duxbury Harwood (holding the ball)

Photograph probably taken early in 1918 at Broadstairs, Kent, where the 52nd (Graduated) Battalion, South Wales Borderers were stationed. The battalion belonged to the 67th (2/Home Counties) Division. Oliver Duxbury Harwood is holding the ball

Courtesy of Jonathan Ball

Blackburn, St Andrew's Church, Livesey Road: War Memorial (Church now closed)

Blackburn, St Andrew's Church, Livesey Road: War Memorial (Church now closed)

Courtesy of the War Memorial Trust

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