Pre WW1 Medal Groups
Boer War/WW1/WW2 Family Group, Officers - Named To Harwood
A Boer War/WW1/WW2 Family Group awarded to the Harwood family serving with the Army during the reigns of four monarchs. Boer War/WW1 group awarded to (the father) 4546, Private (later Regimental Quarter Master and then 2 Lieutenant) Harry Harwood who served with the 3rd Battalion Dragoon Guards and his Son, W. E. Harwood who served during WW2 in the Indian Army (signal Corp) rising to the rank of Lt Colonel.
The details of their awards are as follows:-
Queen’s South Africa Medal, clasps SOUTH AFRICA 1902 & 1902, TRANVAAL, ORANGE FREE STATE, CAPE COLONY, named to 4546 PTE. H. HARWOOD. 3RD DGN. GDS.
1914 Star with Mons clasp, named to 4546 R.Q.M. SJT H. HARWOOD., 3/D. GDS.
British War Medal and Victory Medal named to 2. LIEUT. H. HARWOOD.
These medals are swing mounted along with their original ribbons, his Medal Index Card, and the Medal Rolls confirms his ‘clasp and roses’ which can be viewed by clicking on here and by clicking on here, (if you have access to Ancestry, although a paper copy will be provided).
W. E. Harwood:
1939-45 Star privately named to ECO2099 LT. COL. W. E. HARWOOD, INDIAN SIGNAL CORP.
Burma Star privately named to ECO2099 LT. COL. W. E. HARWOOD, INDIAN SIGNAL CORP.
Defence Medal privately named to ECO2099 LT. COL. W. E. HARWOOD, I.S.C.
British War Medal (with MID emblem) privately named to ECO2099 LT. COL. W. E. HARWOOD, I.S.C.
Further details of WW2 medal award criteria, can be viewed by clicking on here and scrolling to the relevant medal entry.
These medals are swing mounted along with their original ribbons.
Harry Harwood was born in March 1881 and served in the ranks for a total of 14 years and 266 days. He saw service in the Boer War with the 3rd Dragoon Guards as a Private.
An account of the 3rd Dragoons in South Africa can be viewed by clicking on here.
At the outbreak of WW1 as a regular soldier, who, according to his medal index card which can be viewed by clicking on here (again if you have access to Ancestry, although a paper copy will be provided), he was still serving with the 3rd Dragoon Guards (now as the Regimental Quartermaster Sergeant) and was stationed in Egypt prior to being sent to France, arriving there October 1914 Harwood himself is recorded as entering France on the 31st October 1914.
An account of the 3rd Dragoon Guards in WW1 can be viewed by clicking on here.
He was commissioned from the ranks in December 1916 and served with the 39th Division Royal Field Artillery as a 2nd Lieutenant. The 39th Division RFA supported the 1st Division BEF throughout WW1 and participated in all the major battles of the conflict of the war. The history and actions of the Division can be viewed by clicking on here.
I’ve been unable to trace Harwood’s history after WW1, his Medal Index Card indicates that he was living at 62 Hartington Road, Brighton. There is a Harry Harwood from Brighton who was born in 1881, who is recorded as having died in 1958 aged 76, the reference can be viewed by clicking on here, (again if you have access to Ancestry, although a paper copy is available upon request).
His son, W. E. Harwood, earned an Emergency Commission whilst serving with the Indian Army and was made 2nd Lieutenant on the 14th April 1941. He is referenced in the Quarterly Army Lists until 1950, an example of the entries can be viewed by clicking on here and by clicking on here if you have a subscription to ‘find my past’.
I have been unable to trace any other details to this man - a great research opportunity.
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