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Second Lieutenant Harry Midwood


Harrogate Herald - 17th January 1917

Roll of Honour

An official intimation has been received by Mrs Midwood, of Knockmoor, Bilton, that her eldest son, Second Lieutenant Harry Midwood, has died from wounds. He was formerly a chorister in St Peter's choir, and later a treble at Wakefield Cathedral, and at the same time won a scholarship at the Grammar School. He afterwards went through a course at the York Training College, and received an appointment as a schoolmaster at Morley. When the war broke out he volunteered and was given a commission in the York and Lancaster Regiment. A younger brother is serving with the colours. Mrs Midwood has received the following letter from her son's company officer : "Dear Mrs Midwood, It is with the greatest sorrow that I have to inform you of the death of your gallant young son. he died from wounds received in action. He was wounded on the night of December 23rd, and died in hospital on the 25th. It may be a little consolation for you to know that everything was done for him in every possible way.

When I joined the battalion he was one of my officers. he was held in high respect by all officers and men. he always did his duty under all circumstances, cheerfully and with zest, and was one of my most valued officers.

At present I am temporarily commanding the battalion, and I wish to convey to you the deepest sympathy of myself, officers, and men of the regiment in your great loss, and I cannot express how he will be missed by us all.

Hoping strength will be given to you to bear your great loss.

Yours sincerely,

F W L Hulk, Captain

Officer Commanding

15th York and Lancaster Regiment


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