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Private Frank Croft


Harrogate Herald - 17th January 1917


Private Frank Croft writes : J

ust a few lines to let you know that I am still alive. You will see by the address that I am at my base again. Excuse me not writing before. I suppose I must tell the same old tale - "Awfully busy". Anyhow, this letter is being written at a most unearthly hour. It is now 2 am, and they will be singing out for the next sentry very soon, so let me fill one page for you if I van. I got a very pleasant surprise while in hospital this time. I had the good fortune to drop across a Harrogate chap. You will most likely know him. His name is Oddy, and he lives in Providence Terrace. His father had a hairdressers shop in Station Parade some time ago. he will be in Blighty now. We had some good time together. How he wanted a Harrogate paper. He asked me if I had got one almost every time I passed him. By the way, I have only had one sent down from the battalion. Perhaps they enjoy it as well s I. Please don's alter the address. I expect joining the again very soon now. May I, if I am not too late, wish you, you wife, staff, and all connected with sending the paper, every success this New Year. Hoping this finds you all in the best of health.


Harrogate Herald - 2nd May 1917

Roll of Honour

A War Office notification has been received of the death from wounds on April 14th, and sustained the same day, of Private Frank Croft (Northumberland Fusiliers), youngest brother of Sapper Roland Croft (who is now serving with the Royal Engineers), 3 Commercial Street, Harrogate. He had been with the forces nearly two years. Private Croft, who was 21 years of age, had been twice injured previously.

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Private Frank Croft, Northumberland Fusiliers. Youngest brother of Sapper R Croft, 3 Commercial Street, [R Croft, plumber, etc., 3 Commercial Street] Harrogate, died of wounds on April 14th. He had been twice wounded previously.


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