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Private Alfred Naiff


Harrogate Herald - 22nd August 1917

Roll of Honour

Letters from his officer convey the sad news of the death of Private Alfred Naiff (West Yorks), who leaves a wife and one child. He was killed in action on August 10th. He is the son-in-law of Mr & Mrs Metcalfe, of 34 Chatsworth Place, Harrogate. 

His major says : Please accept on behalf of the officers, NCOs, and men of his company their heartfelt sympathy with you in your sad bereavement. Your husband, I may add, was well respected by all ranks with whom he came in contact, and his loss to the company is greatly felt. I was your husband's company sergeant-major, and always found him a good and willing soldier.

His captain writes : There will be no consolation in your great grief yet, I know, except your pride that your husband died fighting; and your little girl, too, will live to be proud that her father died a soldier. He was always a good lad and never failed in his duty, and he has at last paid the great price.


Harrogate Herald 11th August 1920

In ever-loving memory of a dear husband and father, Private Alfred Naiff, 9th West Yorkshire Regiment, who was killed in action in France 10th August, 1917 From his loving wife and child.



Prince of Wales's Own (West Yorkshire Regiment)

9th Battalion

Private Alfred Naiff (34928)

Born : Harrogate

Enlisted : Harrogate

Residence : -

Died : 11th August 1917

Killed in Action - France and Flanders


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