Bulmer & District




        Bulmer & District History Group


1914 -1918


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Philip Antony Aschton Harbord was the son of Philip and Elinor Harbord and brother of John.  In 1913, was living in Bulmer Tye House, Bulmer.

He was commissioned as a 2nd Lieut. In the 1st Norfolk Yeomanry, on the 3rd November 1914.  Based in the Huntingdon area, he was promoted to temporary Lieut, on the 16th August 1915.  In March 1916, he was moved to Wivenhoe, and then transferred to the Grenadier Guards Special Reserve based in Chelsea Barracks.  In June 1917 he joined the 2nd Battalion, and in December 1st of that year, he died of wounds whilst most gallantly rushing a machine gun during the attack on Gonnelieu and Gauche Wood.

He was awarded the Military Cross.

He was 20 years old and lies buried in plot 2, Row D, grave 2 in Finis New British Cemetery, Sorel-le-Grand in France.  Finis is situated between Cambrai and Peronne.

 The attack on Gonnelieu and Gauche Wood is fully documented in Lieut-Col. Sir Frederick Ponsonby’s The Grenadier Guards in the Great War if 1914 -1918

Links to other documents:-

Philip Harbord Grave Registration Doc 2

Philip Harbord Grave Registration