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Private James William Rothery

 
 

Harrogate Herald  16th January 1918

Chats with the Wounded

Private J Rothery, of the Buffs, who is in the Heatherdene Hospital with shrapnel wounds in the left shoulder, is expecting to have to undergo another operation with respect to the arm. Members of Private Rothery's family have learnt recently that it was first practically decided when he was admitted to hospital in the South that the arm would have to come off, and then one of the doctors thought that it could be saved, with the result that Private Rothery is still in possession of the limb and likely to remain so. The impending operation appears to be a local one and does not involve the arm itself. It is full early yet to venture an opinion as to whether the erstwhile Yorkshire County cricketer will be able, when the war is over, to take up again an active part in League cricket - he played latterly in the Durham League - but he hopes, at any rate, to act as coach, and if fuller powers are denied him Rothery would certainly take up the role of coach with every prospect of doing exceedingly well at it. It is hoped, however, that he may have the use of his injured arm for more active work in the cricket field for a few years, anyhow.

 

Harrogate Herald - 4th June 1919

Photo - Private J W Rothery of Harrogate, the well-known Yorkshire County Cricketer, died on Monday night.

 

Harrogate Herald - 4th June 1919

June 2nd, at Beckett's Park Hospital, Leeds, James William Rothery, son of the late Mr Joseph Rothery, of Staincliffe, and Mrs Haley, of Harrogate. Interment at Harlow on Thursday.

 

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