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Fred Pattison


Harrogate Herald - 7th November 1917

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Clifford Wheeler, of 6 West Lea Avenue, Harlow Hill, Harrogate, has been killed in action on October 9th. He was the son of Mr & Mrs Wheeler, of he above address. The sad news was conveyed in a letter from the deceased's brother, in which he says : I, by good fortune, was left behind. During the advance poor Cliff was sniped in the head, so that death was instantaneous. The last time I saw him was Sunday night, and he was very cheerful and in the best of spirits. Fred Pattison was with him and tried to find him after he was killed, but they were shelling very heavily at the time". The deceased joined the Yorks Hussars on March 11th, 1915, and went to France in July, 1916, attached to the 9th West Yorks Regt. He was a great favourite with the officers of his old regiment and spoke in glowing terms of them, being officer's servant and receiving many presents. Had he remained with them his mother would undoubtedly have received letters of consolation from his officers, but was little known in his new unit. Deceased was of fine physique and played cricket with Pannal Ash Club. It is hoped the other son will come safely home. Private Clifford Wheeler was employed with Mr Stringer, shoemaker, Harlow Hill, up to joining the Army.

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