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Private J A Haddlesey


Harrogate Herald - 9th January 1918

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Private J A Haddlesey (Labour Corps), husband of Mrs Haddlesey, of 24 Union Street, who up to enlisting was an employee with Messrs Topham Brothers, painters and decorators, 26 Oxford Street, Harrogate, has died of pneumonia at the Front. The following letter has been received by Mrs Haddlesey from his Commanding Officer : Dear Mrs Haddlesey, I very much regret having to inform you that your husband, Private J W Haddlesey (Labour Corps), died in his sleep during the night of 17/18th December from pneumonia and lung trouble. His death is very much regretted by all ranks in our Company, as he was a very quiet, modest, hard-working man. I am returning to you a parcel which arrived today, and all your husband's personal property has been forwarded to DAG, 3rd Echelon, BEF, from whom you will receive same. Any information you may require I shall be pleased to forward to you. Believe me, madam, you have my deepest sympathy.

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Died - Private J W Haddlesey, Labour Corps, of 24 Union Street, Harrogate, has died of pneumonia at the Front.


Harrogate Herald - 20th March 1918

Breare letter

Later, Private B T Smith, of a Labour Company, son of Mrs George Smith, of Cold Bath Road (the newsagent), called. Out 13 months. His brother Edgar, who is in Malta, was a schoolteacher at Grove Road. Second Lieutenant Umpleby, of Harrogate, is Smith's platoon officer. Formerly the latter was in business in Parliament Street. These two share the Harrogate Herald. James Addlesey [sic - Suspect this Haddlesey], of Harrogate, who died out in France, was with Smith's lot. I believe pneumonia was the cause of his death. There are no Harrogate men with Smith except Lieutenant Umpleby; both have been fit all the time.


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