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HAROLD CECIL ROUND
Remembered with honour Tyne Cot Memorial: Panel 145 to 147.
He was formerly in the Marlborough College O.T.C., and held the rank of Cadet Lieutenant. He was in command of a Company, and had received the D.S.O. in 1917. He was entitled to the Victory and British War medals, and was killed in action.
There is an article about Harold in the Essex Newsman dated 18 November 1916; and he is mentioned in the London Gazette dated 16 August 1917.
Son of Francis Richard C.M.G. and Frances Emily (nee TUFNELL) ROUND of Witham, Essex.
His parents married 21 April 1881 at Sts Mary and Lawrence, Great Witham. Francis died 24 November 1920 in Witham aged 75; and was buried at All Saints, Witham; Frances died 21 April 1929 in Witham aged 72, and was also buried at All Saints.
Harold was born 7 May 1896 in Godstone, Surrey, and baptised 24 June 1896 at St Nicholas’, Godstone. He attended Marlborough College, Wilts, from 1910 to 1915. He was in the Hockey XI in 1914 and Captain in 1915, as well as a Cadet Lieutenant in the O.T.C. He was elected an Exhibitor of Worcester College, Oxford, in 1914. After leaving Marlborough he was several times rejected for military service on medical grounds and spent a short time in munitions work, but finally obtained a Commission in the Rifle Brigade.
He has an entry in the National Probate Calendar.
On the 1901 Census, aged 4 he lived in Sutton, Surrey, with his parents and five siblings. On the 1911 Census, a student aged 17, he was a pupil at Marlborough College.
Unit6th Battalion, attached 9th Battalion
Date of death24/08/1917
Age at death21
Place of death
NotesHis brothers: James died 13 November 1916, and Auriol died 5 September 1914; both feature on this Roll of Honour
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