Harold Ashwin's Memorial Scroll donated to CCHS

Judith Ellis

We were very pleased to be given the Memorial Scroll and letter from King George V that were sent to Kezia, mother of Harold Ashwin, after WWI.

Tina Brooks, Harold’s great-niece, made the donation on behalf of her family, and wrote to us:  ‘my gran kept the framed memorial scroll for Harold their eldest brother. It hung on the wall in the front (best) parlour and woe betide anyone who touched it or went anywhere near it – the room or the framed scroll!

This adds to our story of Harold, with the photographs that Tina had already given us (on this page) and the entry in Paul Hughes’ book: Campden 1914-18

Harold was a nephew of Fred Merriman, whose story also appears on this website.
Campden’s Olympic gold medallist


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  • Hi there, interesting reading about the memorial scroll about our Great Uncle Harold Ashwin.

    I supplied the images of the photos of young Harold Ashwin and his death memorial card which was sent to his mother Kerzia. I have these in my possession still.

    I also was fortunate to meet Paul Hughes and supplied images for his book. I think reference for the photos and book ref is me and the scroll is my cousin Tina.

    Many thanks.

    Louise Brooks x

    By Louise Brooks (11/01/2020)

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