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Gunner Ernest James Harland


Harrogate Herald - 28th March 1917

The following are men who have sent us the Army post-card briefly stating that they are well and have received papers and parcels, or whose letters contain views that have repeatedly been expressed by other correspondents, but show their friends that they are all right :

E Harland


Harrogate Herald - 18th July 1917

July 2nd, killed in action, Gunner Ernest J Harland, Royal Field Artillery, aged 34 years, dearly beloved son of Mr and Mrs E Harland, 66 Stonefall Avenue, Starbeck, (late of Armley), and fiancé of Grace T Vickers, of 10 Hurstleigh Terrace, Harrogate.


Harrogate Herald - 18th July 1917

Gunner Ernest J Harland, 61 Stonefall Avenue, [There is no 61 - Suspect this should be Edmund Harland, 66 Stonefall Avenue] Starbeck, second son of Mr and Mrs E J Harland, has been killed in action. He had been in the employ of Leeds Co-operative Society 19 years, the last two as manager at the Horsforth Drapery Stores. His officer, writing to his mother, says : 

"Dear Mrs Harland, As your son's officer, but more by far, I hope, his friend, may I be allowed to express my profound and heartfelt sympathy at your son's death. I feel his loss far more than I can adequately express. All his pals loved him and I admired his sterling qualities and steady habits, his promptness and sense of duty under such terrible circumstances. Our country claims the supreme sacrifice, and all out here are willing to give that for those at home we all hold so dear in our hearts. Time is the one and only healer for such a wound as you have received, and sympathy but a sorry consoler; but deep down in your heart below all your sorrow let there be a great motherly pride that such a man as your son proved to be gave his all without a murmur of complaint. If I am able to see my [ ] once more peace [ ] care to write me will [ ] attention.



Territorial Force, Royal Horse Artillery and Royal Field Artillery

Gunner 776579 Ernest James Harland

Born at Ripon

Enlisted at Harrogate

Killed in action 2nd July 1917 in France/Flanders



In Memory of E J Harland

Gunner 776579

"A" Bty. 310th Bde, Royal Field Artillery

Who died on Monday, 2nd July 1917

Commemorative Information

Cemetery: NOREUIL AUSTRALIAN CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France

Grave Reference/Panel Number: A. 5.


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