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Second Lieutenant A Lucas


Harrogate Herald - 28th February 1917

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Mr & Mrs W Steel, of High Street, Boroughbridge, have received the sad news that their third son, Corporal Harry Steel, of the Machine Gun Corps, has been killed in action. He was severely wounded in the chest and abdomen and only lived a few hours after being admitted into hospital at the base. Before the war, Corporal Steel assisted his father in his well-known business, and joined the 1/5th West Yorks (Territorials) about four years ago. Mobilised at the outbreak of hostilities, he has been abroad since April, 1915, only being transferred to the Machine Gun Corps some time last year after being in the Machine Gun Section in the West Yorks almost since mobilisation. Great sympathy in the district is felt with Mr & Mrs Steel in heir sad loss. They have a splendid record of fighting sons, all four of them having seen active service, two of whom are now in the fighting line, one in France and another at Salonica. It is only a few weeks ago since the youngest son, after recovering from wounds received in France, had been home for a short furlough prior to returning to France. Mr & Mrs Steel's only daughter, who is a member of the Boroughbridge VAD, is the wife of Second Lieutenant A Lucas, of the Manchester Regiment, who went out with the West Yorks in April, 1915, as sergeant, receiving his commission in France last year.


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