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Private John Charles Eshelby


Harrogate Herald - 19th September 1917

W H Breare letter

The three o'clock post has just come in, and the first two letters I have opened contain bad news.

The second letter was from Pte J C Eshelby's sister, who informed me that her brother was killed on the 29th August. He had been wounded once before. Perhaps you will call him to mind when I tell you that before he enlisted he was an apprentice to Mr Bellerby, plumber, of Robert Street. When the poor lad was killed he was within a month of being 22 years of age. He was of the Northumberland Fusiliers. I know I can express your sympathy whilst offering mine to those two bereaved families.

Roll of Honour

Private J C Eshelby, Northumberland Fusiliers, of 41 South Beech Avenue, Starbeck, was killed in action on the 29th August, 1917. He had been wounded previously. Before enlisting he was apprenticed as a plumber to Mr Bellerby, of Robert Street, Harrogate. He was within a month of reaching his 22nd birthday.


Died in Great War

Regt ; Northumberland Fusiliers

Battalion : 9th

Name : John Charles Eshelby

Born : Darlington

Enlisted : Harrogate

Residence : -

Died : 29th August 1917

Rank : Private

Number : 24076

How Died : Wounds

Theatre : France & Flanders


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