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Lance Corporal Frank Learoyd

 
 

Harrogate Herald - 28th February 1917

Roll of Honour

Lance Corporal F Learoyd has received severe shrapnel wounds in the head, and is in hospital in France.

 

Harrogate Herald - 7th March 1917

W H Breare letter

You would see in the picture page of last Wednesday's Herald Frank Learoyd and the announcement that he had been wounded. I am very sorry to tell you that Learoyd has died from his wounds. He lived at Staveley, where he carried on the trade of carpenter in the building of that village just on the left as you enter the village street from Boroughbridge Road or station side. He served his time with Rainforth and Hudson, of Harrogate, and belonged to the old Volunteer band. He was very musical, and for a long time acted as organist at Staveley Church. I knew him very well, and was always glad to meet him, for he was a hearty, jolly Yorkshireman of that pleasant stamp that is so contagious. I was surprised when I heard that he had gone to be a soldier, for I was under the impression he had passed the military age. I am sure you will join me in sympathy with the bereaved family. Hornsey has just reminded me that Learoyd was overage, but he retained that wonderful military spirit which animated the Volunteers of those old enthusiastic times, and deemed it his duty to offer his service to his country. He has made the complete noble sacrifice, and he will not be forgotten.

 

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