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Corporal George Elsworth


Harrogate Herald - 30th June 1915

Corporal George Elsworth, O Company, 1/5th West Yorkshire Regiment, a well-known Harrogate man, who was wounded in action in France on Sunday, June 20th, died the following day in hospital. He joined the 2nd West Yorkshire Regiment in February, 1885, and was in India during the Jubilee of our lady Queen Victoria. Corporal Elsworth served in the South African War, and held the two medals for the same - the Queen's Medal with five bars and the King's Medal with two bars. He also received one of the gold medals presented by the town of Harrogate for royal service (1901), whilst still serving in South Africa. He was in the National Reserve, and volunteered for service in the present war in August, 1914. he was the only son of the late Matthew Elsworth, who himself served 21 years in the Green Howards.



Prince of Wales's Own (West Yorkshire Regiment), 1/5th Battalion

Corporal George Elsworth (1986)

Born : -

Enlisted : York

Residence : Harrogate

Died : 20th June 1915

Died of Wounds

France & Flanders


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