Second Lieutenant Harry
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
F W L Hulk, Captain
15th York and Lancaster Regiment