Harry Maw

bedfordshire regiment badge2nd Lieutenant, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment, (previously Trooper 1515 Suffolk Yeomanry, 32048 Suffolk Regiment and Acting 2nd Lieutenant, 7th (Service) Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment), killed in action, 22nd August 1918, aged 25

Harry was born at Crowle on 9th February 1893 the only son of Richard Cornelius and Rebecca Maw (nee Chafor). His father was a farmer from Crowle and his mother was from North Kelsey. When Harry was born the family farmed at Easingwold Farm, moving to Mount Pleasant Farm near Swinefleet in 1904. In 1911 Harry was a farmer’s boy helping his father on the farm.

In 1913 they moved again to Ridings Farm, Walsham-le-Willows, near Stowmarket in Suffolk. The following year Harry married Harry married Dora Cowli