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Lance Corporal Frank Sawbridge

 
 

Harrogate Herald - 28th March 1917

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Lance Corporal F Sawbridge, KOYLI, of Starbeck, has been wounded near the eye, and at present is in the Canadian General Hospital, France. Before the war he was employed by Mr Greetham, decorator, Starbeck.

 

The Times - 12th April 1917

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Wounded - 495?? F Sawbridge, King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry - (Harrogate)

 

Harrogate Herfald - 9th May 1917

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Frank Sawbridge, son of Mrs T Walton, of Cavendish Street, Harrogate, was wounded on Easter Monday, which was the same day as his brother, Corporal T Walton. He was previously wounded in the eye, but remained in France, and returned to the firing line. His mother can give no further information as to his present injury or whereabouts.

 

Harrogate Herald - 16th May 1917

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Mrs Frank Sawbridge, whose husband, I regret to say, has fallen in action, would be glad to hear any particulars how he met his death, as none have reached her. A letter from any of his comrades, who saw him fall of know anything about his death, addressed to Mrs Frank Sawbridge, c/o Mr Webster, Kirk Hammerton, near York, would be most welcome.

 

The Times - 31st May 1917

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Killed - 43508 Private F Sawbridge, Yorkshire Light Infantry - (Harrogate)

 

Harrogate Herald - 6th June 1917

W H Breare letter

I had a visit on Monday from Corporal G W Sawbridge, who is at St George's Hospital. He is making good progress. Whilst lying at the Casualty Clearing Station he saw Albert Duncan, who was the stage manager at the Kursaal, attending to the electric light. Other Harrogate men he came across were Joe Gibson, out porter; Petch, fruiterer; Hartley, who worked at Mr Hunter's Cambridge Street shop; and "Micky" Harrison, painter, he spied at the entrance of a dug-out as he was coming out of the line. He also saw Sergeant Morrison and Malthouse, of Knaresborough; Tom Saville, E Sherwood, the St Luke's cricketer. This recalled pleasant memories, as Sawbridge was also a player with this club. My visitor was only half a mile from his brother Frank Sawbridge, who was wounded the day after Sawbridge, and subsequently died. He recovered from that wound, but had only been back a day when he got hit again on Easter Monday. A younger brother was also wounded the same day as Frank Sawbridge. He is having ten days' leave before returning to a training centre. Harrogate was brought prominently to mind on one occasion by the display of a large poster in a YMCA hut, with the invitation, "Visit Harrogate for health", and a view of the Prospect Hill and Stray. He speaks highly of the attention received in hospital. He has put on three stone since arriving in England.

 

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