William Malcolm HARWOOD


HARWOOD, William Malcolm

Service Number: 369
Enlisted: 29 December 1915, Brisbane, Qld.
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 42nd Infantry Battalion
Born: Tiaro, Queensland, Australia, 12 September 1883
Home Town: Pialba, Fraser Coast, Queensland
Schooling: Booyal Central School, Queensland, Australia
Occupation: Butcher
Died: Lobar Pneumonia & Cardiac Failure, At Sea from HMAT Borda (A30), 5 July 1916, aged 32 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Hollybrook Memorial, Southampton, England
Memorials: 42nd Infantry Battalion AIF Roll of Honour, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Booyal Central School Fallen Heroes, Booyal Central School Roll of Honour, Booyal Fallen Comrades Honour Roll, Booyal Roll of Honor, Childers Memorial Hall (Isis District Pictorial War Memorial), Hollybrook Memorial, Southampton, Isis District Roll of Honour, Pialba War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

29 Dec 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 369, 42nd Infantry Battalion, Brisbane, Qld.
5 Jun 1916: Involvement Private, SN 369, 42nd Infantry Battalion
5 Jun 1916: Embarked Private, SN 369, 42nd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Borda, Sydney

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

Son of Mrs Mary Harwood, Point Vernon, Pialba, Queensland

(From Our Own Correspondent).
July I8
The sad news of the death of Private W. M. Harwood was received with great regret here. It seems hard for a young fellow to he called away under such circumstances. A memorial service was held in the Methodist Church on Sunday night last. 

Biography contributed by Evan Evans

The summary below was completed by Cathy Sedgwick – Facebook “WW1 Australian War Graves in England/UK/Scotland/Ireland

Died on this date – 5th July…… Private William Malcolm Harwood was born on 12th September, 1883 at Tiaro, Queensland.

He enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force (A.I.F.) on 29th December, 1915 as a 28 year old, single, Butcher from Pialba, Queensland.

Private William Malcolm Harwood, Service number 369, embarked from Sydney, NSW on HMAT Borda (A30) on 5th June, 1916 with the 42nd Infantry Battalion, “B” Company.

On 29th June, 1916 he was admitted to Ship’s Hospital with Pneumonia.

Private William Malcolm Harwood died at 6.15 am on 5th July, 1916 at Red Sea on board HMAT Borda (A30) from Lobar Pneumonia & Cardiac Failure.

He was buried at Sea from HMAT Borda (A30) on 5th July, 1916. He is commemorated on the Hollybrook Memorial, Southampton, Hampshire, England as he has no grave. His death is acknowledged by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

(The above is a summary of my research. The full research can be found by following the link below)