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Gunner J Clelland


Harrogate Herald - 5th May 1920

Wednesday Gossip

There was a solemn dedication by the Vicar of St Luke's of a solid silver pence box as a war memorial to the members of the Harrogate Branch of the United Kingdom Commercial Travellers' Association at the George Hotel on Saturday night. The names of the fallen on the urn were Second Lieutenant A L Gibson and Gunner J Clelland, both of whom were members, and among the names of the 22 members who served were those of the Hon. E Wood, MP, and Major A B Boyd Carpenter, MP, who are vice-presidents. In dedicating the urn, the Rev S T Dawson, who was subsequently referred to as their "chaplain", attributed the qualities of courage, sympathy, and self-sacrifice to the memorial which is to receive "pence" for the support of the Association's charitable work. On the urn was inscribed the words "Schools and Benevolent Pence Box, UKCTS, Harrogate Branch".



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