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Sergeant Jim Calverley


Harrogate Herald - 26th September 1917

W H Breare letter

Last week I had Driver John Whitehead, ASC, in to see me. He is of the 49th Division, and was due to return last Friday. He had been out 30 months and was lucky enough to see his brother Jim Whitehead the Friday before he came on leave and Sergeant Calverley. Whitehead was a joiner for Raworth Brothers, with whom he served his apprenticeship. On one occasion he saw a regiment containing lots of Harrogate boys, just going on a route march. Amongst those whom he knew were Draper, Rogers, and John Lee, the two latter of the Herald staff. Another of Whitehead's brothers, Bob Whitehead, is in the ASC, but at present in Ireland. Both brothers were members of the West Park FC. My caller has had no wounds and been in good health all the time, so far.


Harrogate Herald - 24th October 1917

Roll of Honour

It is reported that the son of Mrs Calverley, of Burke Street, Harrogate, has been killed. This lady has at least thirty-two relatives with the Forces, including sons, sons-in-law, and nephews.

[Are these the same person............??]


Harrogate Herald - 27th February 1918

Sergeant S B Moore writes : 

You must please accept my heartiest congratulations on your success in bringing about the change of name for our beautiful concert hall. It is certainly a very appropriate name, and reflects great credit on the people of Harrogate, for, by erasing the German name Kursaal, they have removed a contaminating attain from Harrogate's principal house of entertainment. If you remember, three of my pals compiled an article on the German name Kursaal, which you were kind enough to publish in the second week of September, 1917. of course, you will know that one of the quartette was killed in the Passchendaele stunt, who was none other than Sergeant Calverley. It is quite unnecessary for me to inform you how keenly we feel our great loss, as Jim Calverley was one of the best. I quite forgot to mention the fact that another Sergeant of the quartette was wounded in the same stunt, Sergeant Tattersfield, and is at present in a hospital somewhere in Blighty, and from reliable information recently received he is progressing quite favourably.


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