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Trooper Paul Holmes


Harrogate Herald - 27th June 1917

Roll of Honour

Trooper Paul Holmes (Yorkshire Hussars), son of the late George Holmes of Harrogate, was wounded in the leg on July 4th, and is now in hospital at Chichester. He returned to England just a year after going out to the Front. He was employed at Mr H O Shutt's, West Park, up to enlisting.


Harrogate Herald - 25th July 1917

W H Breare letter

I have an interesting story of the Herald to tell this week. Many of my readers will remember Mr Millwaters, formerly of the Alexandra Hotel, then the White Hart. His son Fred, who married a daughter of the late Mr George Holmes, of Harrogate, is in the Army, and went first to Salonica, then to France, where he was hoping to meet his brother-in-law, Trooper Paul Holmes, of the Yorkshire Hussars, whom he had not seen for ten years. The latter was wounded, and one day Millwaters saw a paper on a road in France. He picked it up and found it was the Herald. On the picture page was the photo of his brother-in-law Paul, giving particulars as to his wound. Being a former resident here he was naturally delighted to once more see a Harrogate paper, and having read it through sent it home to his wife at Liverpool, where it will doubtless remain as an interesting souvenir of the war.


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