Harold Cecil Round (DSO, MC)

Name

Harold Cecil Round (DSO, MC)

Conflict

First World War

Date of Death / Age

24/08/1917
21

Rank, Service Number & Service Details

Captain
Rifle Brigade
6th Bn., attached 9th Bn.

Awards

Not Yet Researched
Distinguished Service Order, MC, Mentioned in Despatches

Cemetery/Memorial

TYNE COT MEMORIAL
Panel 145 to 147.
Belgium

Headstone

>Not Researched

UK Memorials

St Matthew’s Church Memorial, Oxhey

Pre War

Harold Cecil Round, born in 1897, was the youngest son of the Francis Richard Round and his wife Frances Emily Round.

Wartime Service

When war broke out he gained a commission with the Rifle Brigade and served as a Second Lieutenant. He was awarded the Military Cross for exemplary gallantry and, after a later engagement, when he held out with his men and got back safely, he was awarded a DSO for conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He was later killed in action on 24 Aug 1917, aged 21.

Additional Information

Son of Frances Emily Round, of Avenue House, Witham, Essex, and the late Francis Richard Round, C.M.G. His brothers Auriol Francis Hay Round and James Murray Round also fell. Also see ‘Additional Information’ provided with kind permission of Bushey First

Acknowledgments

Dianne Payne - www.busheyworldwarone.org.uk, Jonty Wild