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HARWOOD, Oliver William. Pte 22505 13th Yorks.

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The following was taken from the Yorkshire Regiment website

13 Apr 1918. Son of Charles Harwood, Millwright of Bentley Wynd. He had been born in Leeds and enlisted in Stockton early in the war while living at Yarm. Ploegsteert Memorial, Belgium [the date of death here is from CWGC/Soldiers Died. The Church Memorial gives 9 Apr. The unit went into billets on 13 Apr so it seems more reasonable that he was killed during a heavy gas attack on the 9th.

Yarm1914 believe that Oliver lived at 29 Beechwood Road, Preston-on-Tees in 1901 when he was 5. His father Charles was a millwright aged 30, mother Elizabeth commonly called Lily was also 30 and his siter Doris had just been born. In 1911 the family lived in a six roomed house in Bently Wynd and Oliver had left school and was an apprentice nurseryman.

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Yarm 1914 Research ________________

The Yarm 1914 Commemoration Group is carrying out research on the soldiers listed. We are finding where they lived in Yarm and will represent the findings in a wall of poppies presentation. More details will be posted on Facebook, Twitter and this web site. If you have any information please contact us. Left click on the picture below.