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Private W H Knowles


Harrogate Herald - 7th November 1917

Roll of Honour

Private W H Knowles' platoon commander, writing to his parents, says : 

"Dear Mr & Mrs Knowles and family, I have no doubt that you will have heard officially that your son, Private Knowles, was killed in action on October 9th. Being his platoon commander ever since he joined our battalion, I should like to offer you my deepest sympathy and that of all men of the platoon. I should like to add that I found in him a stout and willing soldier, and at the time of his death he was in charge of the platoon. Your son has made this great sacrifice, and you are entering into it. May God comfort you with the assurance that it is not in vain, but that life shall for others become richer and better because of it. God be with you in your sorrow and strengthen you".


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