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Private Ellis Petty

 
 

Harrogate Herald - 27th October 1915

The marriage took place on Saturday at the United Methodist Church, Harrogate, of Driver Harry Petty, Bridge Department, Royal Engineers, fourth son of Mr and Mrs J R Petty, of Nydd Vale Terrace, Harrogate, to Miss Olive West, eldest daughter of Mr and Mrs H West, of 64 The Avenue, Starbeck. The ceremony was performed by the Rev T Sunderland, minister of the church. The bride, who was given away by her father, was prettily attired, and was attended by Miss Edith Petty (sister of the bridegroom) as bridesmaid. The best man was Corporal George Petty, 2nd West Yorkshires (brother of the bridegroom).

The bridegroom, who was home on a few days' furlough, returned to France on Monday, where three of his brothers - Private Fred Petty, 10th York and Lancasters; Quartermaster R Petty, 10th West Yorks; and Private John R Petty, Royal Army Medical Corps (64th West Lancashire Field Ambulance) - are serving their country. The best man, Corporal G Petty, fought at Neuve Chapelle, and was eight months in the trenches. He was invalided home a short time ago as a result to an accidental injury to his knee whilst in the trenches, and he is recovering at the Royal Bath Hospital, Harrogate. The youngest son, Private Ellis Petty, 2/5th Loyal North Lancashires, Royal Army Medical Corps, is stationed in Kent. Happily not one of Mr Petty's soldier sons, with the exception of Corporal G Petty, have met with any mishap.

 

Harrogate Herald - 30th May 1917

The following are men who have sent us the Army post-card briefly stating that they are well and have received papers and parcels, or whose letters contain views that have repeatedly been expressed by other correspondents, but show their friends that they are all right :

Private E Petty

 

Harrogate Herald - 3rd October 1917

W H Breare letter

I haven't seen any of the Petty boys for some time. The other day Driver Harry Petty called, and I was able to hear something of his brothers. You know Harry Petty is the son of Mr & Mrs J R Petty, of 21 Nidd Vale Terrace; the father of an old Volunteer and a good rifle shot up to advanced years. Petty had seen Dr Dimmock's chauffeur, but he couldn't for the life of him remember his name. Petty has been in touch with his brother Ellis for about seven months, so this has been pleasant for him. Ellis Petty is with Ernest Usher, commonly called Dick, son of Mr J Usher, and brother of Harry Usher, the DCM winner. Ernest has received a commission in the Heavy Machine Gun Corps, which includes the Tanks. George Petty, the quarter-master, is at Whitley's; he, you may know, has been wounded. Fred is at Sunderland, wounded and unfit. Dick has joined his old battalion, the 10th; John is in St Nicholas Hospital, Harrogate; Harry is the fourth son. This completes the fine record of the family's service.

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