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Private Gordon


Harrogate Herald - 27th February 1918

Private Renton, of the Notts and Derby's, is in the Beaulieu Hospital suffering from rheumatism contracted on the West Front. He speaks highly of the entertainments provided for the men in hospital. The other night the Lady Mayoress of Leeds borough a concert party of five, including Mr Parker, the bass singer from Lichfield Cathedral, and they had a most enjoyable concert. Then they had a whist drive last week, and the men have got up a billiard handicap, the winner of which was Private Gordon. The men greatly appreciated these entertainments. Private Renton, who was the Front about fifteen months, is undertaking the treatment and is making a steady recovery.


Harrogate Herald - 27th February 1918

Private Gordon, of the South Lancashires, is in the Beaulieu Hospital from the effects of rheumatism contracted whilst serving on the West Front, where he was about ten months. At Langemarck he was one of a party buried by the explosion of a shell. This was in November. Four men were killed and four wounded, while others of the party were inundated by the falling debris. Private Gordon, who, by the way, won a recent billiard handicap got up in hospital, is going on nicely.