Harrogate Herald -19th September 1917
W H Breare letter
Next I had a visit from two other boys, who came
together : Pte George Gledhill and Signaller J Crossley.
Gledhill, who is in the MGC, is son of Mr & Mrs Thomas Gledhill,
of 81 Mayfield Grove.
Signaller J Crossley lives at 17 Poplar
Grove, Bilton. His family consists of a wife and one child. He is
the son of Mrs Crossley of 6 Waterloo Street. S H Jennings,
who was missing April 28th, at Arras, was a pal of Crossleys'.
Jennings' father worked for a number of years at Newby's. Crossley's
last affair was at Hargicourt. On one occasion he met J Joy at
Arras, who had just come off a route march. Joy was in the best of
health. This was some time ago. Charlie Allinson is in the same lot.
Crossley's regiment was the first over the top at Albert in
the big push of July 1st. Crossley has been on nearly every
front and has only had an approach to a wound and that a touch on
one finger. Charlie Thompson, machine gun man, was wounded in the
back lightly just before Crossley came away.
Harrogate Herald - 30th November 1921
Memorial tablet in porch of the Dragon Road
Methodist Church : Full article at War Memorials
The following names appear after the 15 names of
These are the names of members of the church who
fought in the war, and returned :
A H Annakin, A B Annakin, R H Auton, E R Barf, T Barker, W
Benson, W Blakey, A G Bolton, C Brown, O Chippindale, J Crossley,
D Cuthbert, C R [H ?] Dawson, W Featherstone, H Foxald, P Gale, H
Grant, J P Grant, T Grant, J H Halstead, R Halstead, H Hevysides, E
G Hodges, E Horn (Sapper), E Horn (Trooper), G W Holland, A E
Houseman, G Hood, C H Hunter, G Ince, J Ince, F Ingleson, B Joy, J W
P Joy, H H King, E Long, F Lyon, H Mann, H Midgeley, R Middleton, S
M Mitchell, F R Mitchell, H Naylor, H Newport, A E Pearson, H C
Pilsworth, W Preston, F V Preston, C E Preston, R Rayner, B M
Rayner, H A Robinson, J Robinson, E Robinson, G F Roberts, G
Rowling, G Scales, H Shepherd, J G Shepherd, C E Smith, J W Suggitt,
J Summerscales, J Sunderland, B A Town, N Town, G Thackway, A Ward,
H Ward, F Weighill, W A Whittaker, W Waddington, V Younger.