RUSSELL Harold Barlow

2Lt Harold Barlow RUSSELL Machine Gun Corps and 4th York Lancaster Regiment.

WOUNDED 21st March 1918

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Harold Barlow RUSSELL was born in Sheffield on the 6th August 1893. He first appears in the census record of 1901 and 1911 living at 21 Sitwell Road, Woodseats, Sheffield with his parents Tom and Fanny.

Harold was a pre war territorial which is indicated from his service records having first held positions in the York and Lancaster Regiment with service numbers 2186 and 200524.

He first entered France with the 1/4th Battalion York and Lancaster Regiment on the 13th April 1915.

He would receive a commission on the 25th June 1917 which is recorded in the London Gazette dated 6th July 1917.

Whilst serving with the Machine Gun Corps at Flesquires he was wounded by mustard gas on the first day of the German Michael offensive of the 21st March 1918. He would be repatriated to England via various casualty clearing stations and receive treatment firstly in the Horton County of London War Hospital. He would go from there to the 3rd Northern General Hospital Sheffield then via Blackpool and finally to Scarborough where he would be discharged from service on the 20th January 1919. His given address at this time is Rock Dene, 72 Holmhurst Road, Woodseats, Sheffield.

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Holmhirst Road Woodseats c.1960

Holmhirst Road Woodseats c.1960