Harrogate Herald - 3rd January 1917
Roll of Honour
Intimation has been received that Sergeant Gordon
France, West Yorks, son of the late Police Sergeant France,
was killed in action in France on December 17th. He was one of Isaac
Wade's old scholars at Christ Church School.
Harrogate Herald – 3rd January 1917
Killed in action – Sergeant Gordon France, West
Yorks, youngest son of the late Police Sergeant France, formerly of
Harrogate, was killed in action on December 17th, 1916.
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.
21st Battalion, Prince of Wales's Own (West
21/243 Sergeant Gordon France
Born : Harrogate
Enlisted : Halifax
Died : 17th December 1916
Killed in Action
France & Flanders