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Private S D Holgate

 
 

Harrogate Herald - 28th March 1917

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Private George Holgate, West Yorks, son of Mr E Holgate, of 131 Cold Bath Road, Harrogate, is, we regret to say, a prisoner of war at Dulmen, West Germany. Nothing has been heard of Private Holgate for several weeks, and it was a relief the other day to the family to learn that he was alive and well, although he had had the misfortune to be taken a prisoner of war. In reply to enquiries from his sister, Miss Holgate, Lieutenant Hanley Hutchinson wrote : "In reply to your letter of 7th March, I much regret that since my last note to you (enclosed to you with T Ketson's), I have heard nothing of your brother. I still think that he and Lance Corporal L Jewitt were taken prisoners; if so, they will be with you again ere long, I hope. One dead body of another of my men was found near, and, as no signs of your brother or his gun were found, I am all the more convinced that he is alive. Enquiries have been made, and will be made of course, with pleasure, and I am only glad to think you have written to me. Anything I can do will be done gladly. Your brother was an excellent fellow in every way, and he is a great loss". Since that letter was received, Mr Holgate got a card from his son from the Dulmen internment camp, saying he was well. Private Holgate, who is 22 years of age, was in the employ of Messrs Hudson Bros, ironmongers, Harrogate. He is a twin brother of Private ? Holgate, who is with the ? Herts, and an elder brother of Private S D Holgate, is also in the Army.

 

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