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Harold Eric Barrowclough

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  • Service number
    • 24/16 AWMM
    • 31490 AWMM
  • Also known as
  • Force
    Army AWMM
  • Last rank
    • Major General AWMM
    • WW2 Headquarters, 3 New Zealand Division AWMM
  • War
    • World War I, 1914-1918 AWMM
    • World War II, 1939-1945 AWMM
Studio portrait of Harold Eric Barrowclough s/n 24/16 - probably WWI image as younger man (he also served WWII). This image may be subject to copyright.
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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Harold Eric AWMM
  • Surname
    Barrowclough AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • 24/16 AWMM
    • 31490 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Date of birth
    23 June 1894 AWMM
  • Place of birth
    Masterton, Wairarapa, Wellington Region, New Zealand AWMM
  • Birth notes
    Masterton, Wairarapa, New Zealand AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
    • WW1 Solicitor and Barrister AWMM
  • Post war occupation
    • 1931 Lawyer AWMM
    • 1953 Chief Justice AWMM
    • Privy Counsellor AWMM
  • Address before enlistment
    • Pre Jan 1915 Knox College, Dunedin, New Zealand AWMM
    • Unknown Remuera Rd, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    • A.E. Barrowclough (father), Havelock, Marlborough, New Zealand AWMM
    • Mrs M. Barrowclough (wife), Remuera Rd, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
    • Mrs M. Barrowclough (wife), Remuera Rd, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
    • Mrs M. Barrowclough (wife), Remuera Rd, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
    • Mrs M. Barrowclough (wife), Remuera Rd, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
    • Mrs M. Barrowclough (wife), 229 PO, Taupo, New Zealand AWMM
    • Mrs M. Barrowclough (wife), 229 PO, Taupo, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    • Pre 09 Oct 1915 Single AWMM
    • Unknown Married AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
    • World War I, 1914-1918 AWMM
    • World War II, 1939-1945 AWMM
  • Campaigns
  • Force
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    • 24/16 AWMM
    • 31490 AWMM
  • Military service
    • Territorials (pre-WWI) AWMM
    • Jul 1924-Jun 1939 Otago Infantry Regiment, 1st Battalion AWMM
    • 1930-1931 3 New Zealand Infantry Brigade AWMM
    • 1940 7 New Zealand Infantry Brigade AWMM
    • May 1940-Feb 1942 6 New Zealand Infantry Brigade AWMM
    • Aug 1942-Oct 1944 3 New Zealand Division AWMM
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Miilitary decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    • Knight Commander of the Most Distinguished Order of St Michael and St George (KCMG) AWMM
    • Companion of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath (CB) AWMM
    • Companion of the Distinguished Service Order and bar (DSO*) AWMM
      DSO: For ‘conspicuous gallantry and able leadership’ [September 1918]. DSO bar: For his ‘conspicuous bravery and brilliant leadership’ at Sidi Rezegh, 1941. AWMM
    • Military Cross (MC) AWMM
      MC & Croix de Guerre: For coolness and bravery in vicious trench fighting near Flers on 30 September [1916]. MC (Greek) and MID: For creditable performance in Greece, 1941. AWMM
    • 1914-1915 Star AWMM
    • British War Medal (1914-1920) AWMM
    • Victory Medal AWMM
    • 1939-1945 Star AWMM
    • Africa Star AWMM
    • Pacific Star AWMM
    • Defence Medal AWMM
    • War Medal 1939-1945 with oak leaf AWMM
    • New Zealand War Service Medal AWMM
    • Coronation Medal 1953 AWMM
    • Efficiency Decoration (ED) AWMM
    • New Zealand Long and Efficient Service Medal AWMM
    • New Zealand Territorial Service Medal AWMM
    • Croix de Guerre 1914-1918 (France) AWMM
    • Military Cross (Greece) AWMM
      London Gazette 04/06/1917 AWMM
    • Legion of Merit (USA) AWMM
      US Legion of Merit & CB: In recognition of his valuable services in the Pacific, 1945. AWMM
    • Mentioned in Despatches (MiD) AWMM
      MID: On 4 November [1918] Barrowclough’s battalion used scaling ladders in a daring operation to seize the walled town of Le Quesnoy. AWMM
    • Companion of the Distinguished Service Order (DSO) AWMM
      London Gazette 01/02/1916 AWMM

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
    • WW1 Jan 1915 AWMM
      Otago, New Zealand AWMM
    • WW2 Unknown AWMM
      Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Age on enlistment
    • WW1 20 AWMM

Embarkations

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  • Embarkation details
    • WW1 9 October 1915 AWMM from Wellington, New Zealand AWMM HMNZT 30 or HMNZT 31 or HMNZT 32 or HMNZT 33 or HMNZT 34 AWMM
      Vessel was Maunganui or Tahiti or Aparima or Navua or Warrimoo AWMM
      Lieutenant AWMM
      B Company AWMM
      New Zealand Rifle Brigade, 2nd Battalion AWMM
    • WW2 Brigadier AWMM
      New Zealand Rifle Brigade, 4th Battalion AWMM
      Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force, 2nd Echelon AWMM
    • WW2 Major General AWMM
      Headquarters, 6 Infantry Brigade AWMM
      Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force AWMM
    • WW2 Major General AWMM
      Headquarters, Infantry Brigade AWMM
      Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force AWMM
    • WW2 Major General AWMM
      3 Division, Headquarters AWMM
      Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force AWMM
    • WW2 Major General AWMM
      3 Division, Headquarters AWMM
      Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force AWMM
    • WW2 Major General AWMM
      3 Division, Headquarters AWMM
      Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force AWMM

Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Wounds Diseases Etc., WWI AWMM
    Wounded June 1917 AWMM

Last known rank

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  • Last rank
    • Major General AWMM
    • WW2 Headquarters, 3 New Zealand Division AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Harold Barrowclough was the son of Alfred Ernest and Hannah Sibthorpe (nee Gault) Barrowclough of Masterton, New Zealand.

    Husband of Mary Ogilvy (nee Duthie) Barrowclough of Dunedin, New Zealand.

    Commanding Officer (CO) of New Zealand Rifle Brigade, 4 Battalion, 1915-1919.

    Commanding Officer (CO) of Otago Infantry Regiment, 1 Battalion, New Zealand, July 1924 - June 1929.

    Commanding Officer (CO) of 3 New Zealand Infantry Brigade, 1930-31.

    Became a partner in Russell, McVeagh, Bagnall and Macky law firm in 1931.

    Commanding Officer (CO) of 7 New Zealand Infantry Brigade in UK, 1940.

    Commanding Officer (CO) of 6 New Zealand Infantry Brigade in Middle East, May 1940 - February 1942.

    General Officer in Command (GOC) of 3 New Zealand Division (Pacific Section of 2nd NZ Expeditionary Force), August 1942 - October 1944.

    Elected Chief Justice of New Zealand in 1953 and became a member of the Privy Council in 1954. He also received his KCMG in 1954. AWMM
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Death

About death

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  • Age at death
    77 AWMM
  • Date of death
    4 March 1972 AWMM
  • Cause of death
  • Place of death
    Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Death notes
    Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
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Sources

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  • Documents
    • The Weekly News AWMM
      The Weekly News 1944 AWMM
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1914-1919). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Volume I. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      Vol1: 37 AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 2 (Embarkations to 30th June, 1940). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 2: WW2 14 AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1945). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 9 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1942 to 31st December, 1942). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 9: WW2 23 AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1945). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 10 (Embarkations from 1st January, 1943 to 31st March, 1943). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 10: WW2 6 AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1945). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 11 (Embarkations from 1st April, 1943 to 30th June, 1943). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 11: WW2 9 AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1945). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 13 (Embarkations from 1st January, 1944 to 31st March, 1944). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 13: WW2 9 AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1945). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 14 (Embarkations from 1st April, 1944 to 31st December, 1944). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 14: WW2 8 AWMM
    • Beattie, P.J. & Pomeroy, M. (2013-2015). Onward : portraits of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force (vols 1-3). Auckland, New Zealand: Fair Dinkum Publications AWMM
      Vol. 2: Includes portrait AWMM