Harrogate Herald - 5th September 1917
Arthur H Yeoman says :
Things are "very busy" out here, but not
the same kind of business as at home, but I think it will soon be
over. Anyway, I hope so. It is really boiling hot here just now,
scorching absolutely. I was speaking to Sergeant Linfoot yesterday;
he has just returned from Harrogate off leave. He was proceeding to
his unit "up the line". If any of your readers have any
magazines they have done with, I should be very pleased to share
them among the lads. Things are growing better and hotter round
here, but the weather is with us. PS - Your letter to the boys is
extra good. I wish we could get more messages like it.
Harrogate Herald - 6th February 1918
January 29th, at 14 Belford Square, Jack, son of
Sergeant and Mrs F Linfoot, aged nine months.
Harrogate Herald - 20th March 1918
So, Sergeant F Linfoot. We are not allowed to give
soldiers' addresses in the Harrogate Herald, but will forward them
to any of your friends who ask for them.
Harrogate Herald – 24th April 1918
The following have sent postcards thanking for the
Herald and stating they are well :
Sergeant F Linfoot
Harrogate Herald - 31st July 1918
News came to hand on Tuesday that Sgt F Linfoot had
been killed in action on July 14th. Being a reservist he was called
up at the outbreak of war, and was in France by September, where,
with the exception of short intervals, he has remained ever since.
He was wounded, and as recently as three months ago was gassed at
Armentieres, and was blinded for a time, eventually recovering to go
into action again, with the unfortunate before mentioned result. He
gained his promotion during the war, and for conspicuous bravery
last year he was awarded the DCM. Before joining up he was employed
by the Harrogate and District Co-operative Society. He leaves a wife
and several children.
The following letter have been received my Mrs
Dear Mrs Linfoot, I am most awfully sorry to have to write
and break to you the sad news that your husband, Sgt Linfoot, was
killed in action on July 14th. He was very gallantly leading his
platoon in what was a most successful operation, and it was partly
due to his keen leadership that his platoon did so well . We
recovered his body, and he is buried in a military cemetery. I shall
miss him very much, as he was so keen and reliable. The rest of the
Company join with me in our sympathy for you in your great loss. I
am, yours faithfully, W E Mocatta, Lt.