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Lance Corporal Ernest Pullan


Harrogate Herald - 30th January 1918

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The patriotism and loyalty of Mr and Mrs William Pullan, of Follifoot, have undergone a severe test. They have four sons with the colours, and two have been wounded and one invalided home. Mr Pullan is a market gardener and well-known in the district. Private Herbert Pullan, the eldest son, was invalided home with trench fever, and is now in hospital at North Reddish, Stockport. He was a gardener with Mr Campbell, of Harrogate and Pannal, before enlisting in September. Bombardier William Pullan, Royal Garrison Artillery, the second son, has been out three years. He was on the NE Railway before joining up. He has had some exciting experiences, having been lifted 30 or 30 feet in the air by explosion, but fortunately so far has escaped injury. Gunner Arthur C Pullan, Royal Field Artillery, the third son, was wounded in both legs, particulars of which appeared in a former issue. He is still in Fordhouse Military Hospital, Devonport. Lance Corporal Ernest Pullan, West Yorks, is the fourth son, and was severely wounded on Boxing Day in the right knee and left foot. He joined up in September, 1914, and assisted his father prior to enlisting. His officer, writing to the parents said : "You have my sincere sympathy. I cannot afford to lose my NCOs, and he was my most competent and trustworthy corporal in charge of the company Lewis gun.

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Wounded - Lance Corporal Ernest Pullan, West Yorks, was severely wounded on Boxing Day in the right knee and left foot. (Fourth son).


Harrogate Herald - 13th February 1918

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Mr Pullan, of Follifoot, has just got news that his fourth son, Lance Corporal Ernest Pullan, West Yorks, who was wounded on Boxing Day, has arrived at Auxiliary Military Hospital, Tranmere, Birkenhead, minus his left foot. His right leg is much better. This is his third cheap trip from France to English hospital, and he writes and expects this is the final. He was 21 years old last month, and has had three birthdays in France, having joined up when he was 17; so he "did his bit" before he was a man, legally.


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