Harrogate Herald - 8th January 1919
W H Breare letter
I had a visit from my old friend, Sergeant Fred
Allen, on Monday, who was accompanied by his brother-in-law,
Lieutenant Hamilton, Argyle and Sutherland Regiment, who married
Miss Alix Allen, one of the twins. Likewise another old friend
looked in, Corporal "Billy" Bell, son of Mr Smith Bell.
Captain John Hamilton died a hero. He gave his life
serving his country, and for saving the life of a comrade received
the Military Cross.
This son of Harrogate will be remembered along with
the other Servicemen who died in the Falklands war.
As we approach the time of the year when poppies act as
buttonhole reminders of all those servicemen and women who
sacrificed their lives we recall the story of two Yorkshire
schoolmates who achieved the highest award of all, the Victoria