Private Charles Henry Gill
Harrogate Herald - 4th July 1917
W H Breare letter
It is 12 o'clock. I have had another lady in to see me, and she
was in deep mourning for her husband, Private Charles Henry Gill,
who, according to a report from the military authorities, had first
been killed. A subsequent notice came to say that he was missing.
The lady has brought me a postcard she received on Saturday from her
husband, stating he is in Dulmen prison, alive and well, but wanting
food and clothing. Next comes the problem of supplying these wants.
The wife has six children, and only her Government allowance, yet
she is plucky enough to say that she will save something out of this
towards the expense of her husband's parcel. You need not worry,
lads. We shall see that she does not give too much, and the rest
will be provided out of the Advertiser's Prisoners of War Fund,
which I shall not hesitate to appeal for when the fund runs low. Mrs
Gill, who resides at 23 Diamond Place, Starbeck, had so far
accepted the erroneous notice of his death as to complete
arrangements for receiving the pension. These further cases should
reassure those of little faith who have missing elatives. Gill
is a Beechwood Boy, and had been missing since February 27th.