Personal Number: 228306 Rank: Captain Name: J W HARKNESS, MC, MiD Unit: Grenadier Guards London Gazette : 20 March 1942 https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/35493/supplement/1267/data.pdf The undermentioned Cadets to be 2nd Lts.:—• 7th Mar. 1942:— FOOT GUARDS. Gren. G'ds. John William HARKNESS (228306). London Gazette : 29 November 1945 https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/37368/supplement/5810/data.pdf The KING has been graciously pleased to approve that the following be Mentioned in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Italy: — Foot Guards. Gren. G'ds. Lt. J. W . HARKNESS (228306). London Gazette : 13 December 1945 https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/37386/supplement/6075/data.pdf The KING has been graciously pleased to approve the following awards in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Italy:— The Military Cross. Captain (temporary) John William HARKNESS (228306), Grenadier Guards (Buckhurst Hill, Essex). London Gazette : 27 May 1949 https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/38620/supplement/2610/data.pdf FOOT GUARDS. Gren. G'ds. The undermentioned Lts. from Emerg. Commns. to be Lts., 1st Jan. 1949, and are granted the hon. rank of Capt.:— J. W. HARKNESS, M.C. (228306).