Harold Izzard Warner

M/320272, Private, 1019th Motor Transport Company. Royal Army Service Corps.

Died on the 23rd March 1919 aged 27.

Harold was the son of E Warner of Walkern and the husband of E Warner of North Hykeham, Lincolnshire.

The Company, initially 6 Officers and 80 Other Ranks, had been posted to serve in Iraq and left Southampton on the 7th January 1918. The journey took them by train through France and Italy and then by ship, the SS Karoa, to Alexandria, which they reached on the 29th January. The following day they moved to Port Suez where they boarded the SS Karagola bound for Karachi. On arriving in Karachi they joined the SS Aronda to their final destination, Basrah.

In Iraq the company swelled to 6 Officers, 143 British Other Ranks, 75 Indian Other Ranks and 11 Camp Followers. The Company vehicles were 130 Ford vans, 2 ambulances, 20 Talbots and 5 Star Lorries. They served both the military and political services n the area through to 1920.

It is not yet known what happened to Harold Warner. He is buried in the Lodge Hill Cemetery, Birmingham. (B10.9.661F.) 

Medal Entitlement:  British War Medal & Victory Medal

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