Sunday, November 27, 2011

Pte. Harold McMean, Royal Warwicks Regt.




(Top): Private Harold McMean, Royal Warwicks. Regt.
[Courtesy of Mrs Maud Smith, Great Niece]


(Bottom): Headstone of Private Harold McMean,
Royal Warwickshire Regiment, Service No. 3602481
(Died in service, 9 March 1945)
Whitehaven Cemetery (Grave Ref. 5/O/382)


For additional information click on 'Comments' below

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Blogger ritsonvaljos said...

Additional information

(a) Private Harold McMean
CWGC citation

Casualty Details
Name: McMEAN, HAROLD
Initials: H
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Royal Warwickshire Regiment
Age: 25
Date of Death: 09/03/1945
Service No: 3602481
Additional information: Son of John and Maud McMean, of Whitehaven.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Ward 5. Sec. O. Grave 382.
Cemetery: WHITEHAVEN CEMETERY, Cumberland (UK)
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Sunday, 04 December, 2011  
Blogger ritsonvaljos said...

(b) Other biographical information

Private Harold McMean's headstone in Whitehaven Cemetery reads as follows:

3602481 Private
H. McMEAN

The Royal Warwickshire Regiment
9th March 1945
Age 25

Also his mother, MAUD McMEAN
who died 9th February 1939
Age 57

"God's will be done".
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Harold died of illness (T.B.) whilst on active service on 9 March 1939. Originally, he had enlisted to the Border Regiment and so Harold had a Border Regiment service number (3602481).

An older brother, James McMean, was later Mayor of Whitehaven. It was during his mayorality that the charter granting the Freedom of the Borough of Whitehaven to the Border Regiment was signed.
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Sunday, 04 December, 2011  

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