Harrogate Herald - 9th January 1918
Roll of Honour
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.
Died - Private J W Haddlesey, Labour Corps, of 24
Union Street, Harrogate, has died of pneumonia at the Front.
Harrogate Herald - 20th March 1918
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.