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Private James Charlton

 
 

Harrogate Herald - 30th May 1917

W H Breare letter

Private James Charlton, son of Mr and Mrs Charlton, 25 West Park, of a Yorkshire regiment, has been missing since April 23rd. He was a signaller. I should be extremely grateful if you boys would endeavour to ascertain some news of him.. Naturally his mother is very anxious. I hope it will transpire that he is a prisoner, therefore alive. If that is the case it will probably be some time before we hear anything from Germany.

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Missing - Private James Charlton, East Yorks, son of Mr and Mrs Charlton, 26 West Park, Harrogate, has been missing since April 23rd.

 

Harrogate Herald - 8th August 1917

W H Breare letter

Fortunately I am able to open my letter today with something pleasant. Private James Charlton was reported missing on the 23rd of April. News has just come that he is a prisoner at Limberg, Germany. He is the only son of Mr & Mrs Charlton, of 26 West Park. Mrs Charlton came and brought me the good news. She had been to see me before when in the midst of her trouble. I tried to instill help and faith in her at that time, and I am glad to know that she has never lost confidence and is now regarded. To show you how promptly these prisoners are looked after, she had a letter at once from the Central Prisoners of War Committee saying that they had already given orders for parcels to be sent to her boy. Now this is another message of hope for my friends who have not yet heard from their missing lads. Those who have friends and relatives, prisoners in Germany, will thrive surpassing satisfaction from the knowledge that the Central Committee is as prompt and alert to send parcels to the lads.

 

Harrogate Herald - 8th August 1917

Private James Charlton, son of Mr and Mrs Charlton, 26 West Park, Harrogate, who was reported missing on April 23rd, is now reported a prisoner in Limberg, Germany.

 

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