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Lieutenant Fred T Kettlewell


Harrogate Herald - 27th June 1917

Last night advantage was taken of the Sunday school anniversary to pay further tribute to the memory and gallantry of Second Lieutenant Donald S Bell, VC, at Wesley Schoolroom, where a portrait of the lamented officer was unveiled by the Rev J R Irving, a former resident minister, who, along with the Rev R P Lowe, and Lieutenant F T Kettlewell bore testimony to the late soldier's sterling worth and character.

The portrait, by Mr T A Cornall, Station Square Studios, Harrogate, is an excellent likeness of the deceased officer and is enclosed in a dark oak frame. Beneath is a brass tablet with the following inscription :

A good soldier of Jesus Christ. To the memory of Second Lieutenant Donald S Bell, VC, who fell in action at Contalmaison July 10th, 1916. a valued teacher of the Wesley Sunday School. Greatly loved by all.

This has been neatly engraved in old English and plain letters with red initials and black border by Mr F B Jesper, Prospect Crescent, Harrogate


Harrogate Herald - 17th October 1917

Lieutenant Fred T Kettlewell, ASC, has been awarded the Military Cross for gallant conduct and devotion to duty in Flanders. He was in charge of a convoy of waggons going to a very forward position in connection with one of the recent advances. Early in the day he was wounded by shell fire and blown from his horse, but in spite of this he rallied his men, and successfully completed his task. During the whole of the time he and his convoy were subjected to a heavy barrage. Lieutenant Kettlewell is the only son of Mr & Mrs T Kettlewell, of Wensley Dene, Kent Drive, Harrogate.


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