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Lance Corporal George Amos


Harrogate Herald - 14th March 1917

Roll of Honour

Lance Corporal George Amos, husband of Mrs Amos, of Clifton House, King Edward's Drive, Harrogate, died on the 30th January last in hospital at Catterick from illness sustained while in training. He was hall porter at the Prospect Hotel up to enlisting, and previously was at the Cairn Hydro. Deceased first joined the Army in 1895, enlisting in the Highland Light Infantry, and went through the Boer War, in which he was wounded twice and ultimately received the two medals. He rejoined the Colours on the 3rd October last, and volunteered for foreign service, but his military career was cut short by his untimely death on date above stated. He was accorded a military funeral, which was attended by officers of his regiment.

In a letter expressing sympathy with Mrs Amos, his officer, Captain Roy M Miller, says : 

"All of us who knew your husband realised his worth. He was immediately singled out for promotion, and much was hoped from him. His eagerness, good nature, and ability were recognised by all. I visited him several times in hospital, and found him cheery as ever, enduring his troubles like the soldier he was".


Harrogate Herald - 21st March 1917

Photo - Lance Corporal George Amos, of Clifton House, King Edward's Drive, Harrogate, died in hospital at Catterick on the 30th January from illness sustained during training.

[Note : Does not appear on the SDGW CD]

[Not in CWGC]


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