Lance Corporal 2409, 1/7th Battalion Manchester Regiment.

Killed in Action Saturday 7th August 1915, age 25.

Remembered on the Helles Memorial, panel 158 to 170

Student of architecture.


Harold was born in 1895 in Stourport, Worcestershire to James and Emily McCartney of Moss Side, Manchester. He was educated at Princes Road School and a local School of Art. He entered Manchester University in 1912 and was apprenticed to Mr Fenn, Architect, Chapel Walks, Manchester.

Harold enlisted in August 1914, was mentioned in Despatches (Sir Ian Hamilton’s Second Despatch dated 26th August 1915 covering May and June 1915), and was killed at Gallipoli in August 1915.