Harry Barrand was the son of George and Mary Jane Burrand of Birmingham Road, Halesowen, and attended Halesowen C of E school. He enlisted in the Worcesters and joined the 4th Battalion. They were involved on the Somme in 1916 and in the Third Battle of Ypres in 1917. In 1918 they fought in the near desperate battles halting the German Spring offensives and then took part in the Advance to Victory from August 1918. In the last stages of the advance the Worcesters were engaged in the battle of Courtrai on the 14th October and on a misty day and in confused fighting Private Harry Barrand was killed in action. He was 27 years of age and is commemorated on the Tyne Cot, Halesowen and Halesowen C of E school Memorials.
High Street, Halesowen, West Midlands B63 3BB ?
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