Barwood, Harry E
Harry Edward Barwood
Born around 1896 at Wimbledon, Surrey
Harry was put in the care of the Council Board of Guardians at Teddington, and lived with Mr & Mrs Herbert P. Harding of Adelaide Road.
Educated at Teddington Council School and employed at the National Physical Laboratory.
He enlisted at Surbiton (Surrey) and for two years was a member of the Royal Army Medical Corps (Territorial Force).
At the outbreak of the war he was attached to the Royal Engineers, 2nd Field Co. as Private (3060) with the R.A.M.C.
He was sent to the front shortly before Christmas 1914, and in France on 20 April 1915, a shell fell on the house where he and others were resting at Ypres, causing the death of eight men and the wounding of thirty others, including Barwood. Transferred to the Casino Hospital at Boulogne suffering from shrapnel wounds and a broken thigh, he was visited there by Monica Glazebrook, the daughter of the NPL Director, who was serving with the Red Cross at Boulogne. She sent home an encouraging report, and he was shortly afterwards transferred to the Red Cross Hospital at Netley, near Southampton (Hampshire), where he was visited by Mrs Harding, and Mr A.C. Cooper of the NPL.
Despite their optimism he died of his wounds during the evening of 4th May 1915, aged 19 years, and was buried on 7th May 1915 at Netley Military Cemetery, near Southampton, Hampshire on 7th May 1915. (C.E.Plot, Grave 1684, Hants 64)
Listed on Teddington War Memorial
Listed on Teddington Council School War Memorial
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