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Private G Holmes


Harrogate Herald - 27th July 1917

W H Breare letter

With Brady came his youngest brother, Private K Brady. He is only 19 now, but has been in the Army six months on this side of the water. He is in the King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. There are quite a number of Harrogate boys in this lot. For instance, there is Reynard, from Killinghall Moor, and G Holmes, of Starbeck. Private K Brady holds the cross guns for marksmanship in rifle shooting. A very good record for a boy of 19, is it not?


Harrogate Herald - 5th December 1917

Private G Holmes writes : 

Thanks for the parcel you sent, which I received last night. The socks are very nice. They are just the things that we need out here, as we often have wet feet. There is only one boy in our company that comes from Harrogate, and he gets the Herald every week which you send him. I have met one or two Harrogate boys while I have been out. Some were at the Beechwood Hotel in 1915. There are also other boys who do not belong to Harrogate in my battalion, but have been billeted there, and they all speak well of the town.


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