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Thomas Marsden Harwood

Portrait, WW1, standing, bandolier, rifle, Thomas Marsden Harwood, c1915 may be taken at Putorino, Hawera - No known copyright restrictions
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  • Title
  • Forenames
    Thomas Marsden AWMM
  • Surname
    Harwood AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    • Sapper AWMM
    • Tom AWMM
  • Service number
    • WWI 13/931A AWMM
    • WWI 13/931 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

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Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
    WW1 1915 AWMM Bush feller/Civilian AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment


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Prisoner of war

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

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      Displaced cartilage of left knee AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      Invalided to New Zealand 5 May 1916 and struck off strength AWMM
    • Accidental Death, Cause of Death AWMM
      Accidental fall from ladder AWMM

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Thomas Harwood was the son of Nathaniel Harwood (1849-1903) and Elizabeth Ann Harwood (nee Tucker) (1857-1893).

    Enlisted 1914/15 at age 30/31

    Brother of N.H. Harwood (11/979A). Uncle of Clifford Marsden Broderson (28903). More names of relatives serving in the military on Cenotaph Data Entry form for Harry Edward Tucker (10/899)

    Married Margaret Louisa Dorothy (Pearl) Brown (1899-1977) in 1920. They had nine children.

    Was a farrier in Egypt.

    Was kicked in the knee by a horse and sent home on Tahiti hospital ship

    Died in 1939 after an accidental fall from a ladder.

    Death notice: HARWOOD, On December 13th, 1939 (accidently), at Cambridge, Thomas Marsden, dearly beloved husband of Margaret Louisa Dorothy Harwood, Leamington, Cambridge; aged 56 years. The funeral will leave his late residence, Leamington tomorrow (Friday), at 2pm for the Cambridge Cemetery.

    Death Notice: HARWOOD, Spr 11/931A, Tom Harwood – In loving memory of my dear husband, accidently killed at Cambridge, December 13, 1939.

    When last I saw his smiling face, he looked so bright and well, little did I think that last day, would be our last farewell – inserted by his loving wife, Frankton

    Serial Number is recorded as 13/931A in Nominal Rolls, as 13/931 in Archives New Zealand. Detailed biographical information on Cenotaph Data Entry form AWMM
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  • Death
    13 December 1939 AWMM
    Age 56 AWMM
    CambridgeWaikato AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Hautapu Cemetery, Cambridge, New Zealand AWMM Block C AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Death Notice: Waikato Independent, Cambridge 14 December 1939 AWMM
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