Private Hubert Hardcastle
Harrogate Herald - 1st January 1919
Photo - Private Hubert Hardcastle, son of the late
Mr P Hardcastle, of Follifoot, has died whilst a prisoner.
Harrogate Herald – 29th January 1919
Private J Holmes writes :
I was sorry to hear of the death of my
cousin, Herbert [ should this be Hubert ?] Hardcastle, of Follifoot.
I saw his photo and the account of his death in the Herald, and that
was the first I knew. I at one time worked for Mr Pickard, of
Follifoot, and of course spent most of my leisure time in company
with Herbert. I hear he was on his way home at the time of his
death, which makes it all the more sad. My deepest sympathy goes out
to his brothers and sister, whom I know will mourn his loss very
deeply, although they will know he will be happy with his dear
father, whom he loved very dearly. I am sure all of us who are well
and safe look up and thank God with all our hearts for His safe
keeping and guidance through this awful struggle. I was a little
surprised to hear about the squabble the soldiers have been having,
but I feel sure it will not lead to anything serious. I think we are
all too proud of what we have accomplished to try and make trouble
now that the job is over.