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MAWMAN, Harold

Mawman, Harold Walter

Rank: Private

Year of death: 1917

Date of birth: 1895

Date of death: 9/8/1917

Place of death: Mesopotamia

Service number: 28443

Regiment: 6th Battalion South Lancashire Regiment


Cemetery location: Section M

Where remembered?: Buried Baghdad North Gate Cemetery

Biographical Information

Harold was born in Scarborough, son of George and Mary Anne, of 7 Rothbury Street. He worked as a joiner’s apprentice. He and his brother Walter served in the campaign in Mesopotamia. Harold died of heatstroke, one of 12,676 men who died of illness in the dreadful conditions of this campaign. Walter died of wounds.

The Scarborough Mercury reported on 17/8/1917 “Mr G Mawson, late 7 Rothbury Street, has learnt that his son Private Harold Mawman, Lancashire Regiment, has died from heatstroke in Mesopotamia. Previous to leaving Scarborough he was a member of Holy Trinity Chutprch choir. This is Mr Mawman’s second loss, having had another son die in Mesopotamia from wounds in January of this year. Another son has been wounded and two more are with the forces”