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Harold Eric Barrowclough

Portrait of Major Harold Eric Barrowclough, Archives New Zealand, AALZ 25044 4 / F1564 15. Image is subject to copyright restrictions.

Portrait of Major Harold Eric Barrowclough, Archives New Zealand, AALZ 25044 4 / F1564 15. Image is …


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

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    23 June 1894 AWMM MastertonWairarapa AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW1 Pre Jan 1915 AWMM Knox College, Dunedin, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • 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), 229 PO, Taupo, New Zealand AWMM
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Medical history

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

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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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About death

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  • Death
    4 March 1972 AWMM
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