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Sergeant Gordon France


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

Photo Page

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 Yorkshire Regiment)

21/243 Sergeant Gordon France

Born : Harrogate

Enlisted : Halifax

Residence :

Died : 17th December 1916

Killed in Action

France & Flanders

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