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Private George Mortimer

 
 

Harrogate Herald - 14th November 1917

Roll of Honour

Private George Mortimer (RE), son of Mrs S D Mortimer, Headingley Avenue, Leeds, a well-known Harrogate family, has been wounded in the right arm, and is now in the military hospital at Eastleigh. He had been only six weeks in France, and was attached to the Leicestershire Regiment, and whilst working on the railway shell burst and injured him.

 

Harrogate Herald - 12th December 1917

W H Breare letter

I also had a visit from Private George Mortimer, Royal Engineers, son of Mrs S D Mortimer, 72 Headingley Avenue, Leeds. He has just been discharged from a hospital near Southampton. His wound was in the right arm, and it took place on the 24th October. He is about right now. Much to his disappointment he has not seen a Harrogate man all the time he was out at the Front. Mortimer brought his wife with him, whose acquaintance I was pleased to make. You boys who knew his father would be struck with Mortimer's likeness to his parent. He has just that twinkle and the humorous expression of the mouth which distinguished his dad.

 

Harrogate Herald 29th January 1919

Private G R Walker writes : 

Lately I have been able to pass the Herald on to a chum of mine who is interested in Harrogate. he is now resident in Leeds, but lived in Harrogate for about twenty years. Perhaps you will remember young George Mortimer, of the Montpellier Hotel. He sometimes gets the paper from home, but now I see that he gets it every week. He is in my Company, and we have many a long talk of the old place. We are now in Germany in a place called Vernich, close to Cologne, where we are staying for Christmas, then going on again a little further, I believe. The people so far have treated us well indeed, much better than I ever expected.

 

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