Harold Zetland Harling (1898-1918)

An ongoing project to commemorate and research the lives of those who appear on war memorials and rolls of honour in the local area, who served in the military, or whose deaths were linked to conflict.


Harold Zetland Harling was born 7 December 1898, the son of woollen finisher Willie Harling and his wife woollen mender Mary Elizabeth (née Whitwam), and was baptised on 8 January 1899 at St. John's Church, Golcar.

At the time of the 1901 Census, the Harlings were living at Knowl Bank with Mary Elizabeth's parents, Richard and Sarah A. Whitwam. By 1911, Harold was living with his grandparents at 78 Church Street, Golcar.

Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922

The following extract is from Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922 (2014) by J. Margaret Stansfield:

HARLING, HAROLD ZETLAND. Private. No 38697. 'C' Company, 9th Battalion King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. Born Golcar. Enlisted Huddersfield. Grandson of the late Richard Whitwam, 78 Church Street, Golcar. Reported missing, presumed killed, 27.5.1918, aged 19 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated SOISSONS MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING.
ROH:- St. John's Church, Golcar.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission