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Lance Corporal George W Lund


Claro Times - 3rd April 1915

Lance Corporal G Lund, whose mother resides in Franklin Road, has been wounded in the head by shell fire at Neuve Chapelle.


Claro Times - 4th June 1915

Lance Corporal G Lund, of the Royal Engineers, son of Mrs Lund, of 7 Franklin Road, Harrogate, who was wounded on the head by shell fire at Neuve Chapelle, has now been reported dead by the War Office, having died from his wounds. The King and Queen have written to Mrs Lund expressing their sympathy with her in her sorrow.

A comrade, writing to Mrs Lund, says : 

I don't know whether I am doing right in writing to you or not, but you must have the sad news sooner or later. Poor George has died a noble death, and you must feel proud of such a son. He has gone where a great many more have for the same cause. I shall never get another chum like him. I cannot settle down to soldiering at all now. I know, Mrs Lund, you will miss him, but you will not miss him more than I do. We have got lots of burial grounds round this part; some graves have got 30 and 40 bodies in, but a lot contain just one or two. Your son has a grave to himself, so anything you wish doing to it I will be only too pleased to do it for you. We have had another big battle since Neuve Chapelle, but we did not lose near so many. If you could manage to get over here to see his grave, or if you wish to come out after the war, if God spares me, I shall be only too pleased to meet you and take you to his grave. I know you would like to see where he is buried, but you must rest assured that while I am within ?????? or walking distance of his grave, it will be well looked after, and want for nothing".


Harrogate Herald 10th March 1920

In ever-loving memory of Lance Corporal George W Lund, killed on active service in France on March 10th, 1915; also Bombardier Walter Lund, killed on active service in France on May 6th, 1917. Both the dearly-loved sons of Mrs Lund, 7Franklin Road, Harrogate From their ever-loving mother, sister and brothers.


Harrogate Herald 9th March 1921

In ever-loving memory of a dear son and brother, Lance Corporal G W Lund, killed on active service, March 10th, 1915 Ever remembered by his loving mother, sister, and brothers 7 Franklin Road.


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