Harrogate Herald - 24th February 1915
Harrogate men who are serving with the Colours, and
are in the Harrogate Herald list to receive papers every week :
64983 Gunner F Cooper, 57th Battery, Royal
Field Artillery, 1st Army Corps, attached 8th Division, British
Harrogate Herald - 7th March 1917
W H Breare letter
I had Sergeant J Head in last week.
.............Whilst on active service one of the comrades he met was
Norman Kemp, son of Mr William Kemp, our sanitary inspector. Head
also saw Charlie Foster, painter, of Tower Street. These he last saw
one day in passing through a French village. He had likewise met Cooper,
of King's Road. The late Sergeant France, son of Police-Sergeant
France, who died long ago, was Sergeant cook in Head's company.
Quarter-Master Horsley, clerk at Knaresborough Police Court for some
time, was also in Head's company. Horsley was killed in action. my
visitor is second cousin to Mr George head, well-known in connection
with the Harrogate Cycling Club, who resides in Robert Street.
Sergeant Head desires me to send his kind regards to his old pals at
the Front, who are certainly in his thoughts. By the way, those who
know her we be interested to know that Head's grandmother still
lives in Lund Lane, Killinghall.
Harrogate Herald - 16th January 1918
W H Breare letter
I have received the names of more local men who were at Mons. Bombardier
F Cooper, Royal Field Artillery, of 142a King's Road, went out
in August, 1914, with the Regular Army, and was in France until
wounded at the early part of last year, and is now at North Wareham.
R H Oram was the only Harrogate lad with the Scottish Rifles at
Mons. Sergeant A Burrows, son of Mr S Burrows, Plompton,
Knaresborough, was with the Army Service Corps that arrived in
Belgium on August 10th, 1914. He was there and in France for three
years and four months, and is now in Italy. Naval Air Mechanic J H
Graves, son of Mr and Mrs H H Graves, of Fewston, was acting as
driver for the Army Service Corps at Mons, and is entitled to the
medal. Corporal S S Coop (Lancers), son of Mrs Coop, 21 North Lodge
Avenue, New Park, Harrogate, is another local soldier that fought at
Mons. The first Harrogate man to win the DCM, Private J A B Bennett
(who, by the way, is now full corporal in a cavalry bride), and
Sergeant Kay, who were formerly with the 20th Hussars and 6th
Dragoon Guards respectively, are both Mons men. Lance Corporal
Randall E Robinson, who has had four birthdays at the Front, and
whose parents reside at Westcliffe Terrace, is another. He has been
right through the war and wounded once.