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Private George Simpson

 
 

Harrogate Herald - 7th November 1917

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Private George Simpson, younger son of Mr & Mrs Fred Simpson, 37 Providence Terrace, Harrogate, was called up in February last, attained his 19th birthday on the 18th August, sent to France on September 19th and wounded on the 19th October. He is in hospital in France. He has had two operations on his arm and had the shrapnel removed. He had several teeth knocked out, but his leg is going on nicely and he hopes to be in a hospital in England in a few weeks, as his arm will take some time before it is any use. He worked as hairdresser for Mr Sibson, Back James Street, for five years. His elder brother, Private William Simpson, who is in Mesopotamia, was wounded in April, but is quite better now.

Roll of Honour

Official notice has been received by Mr F Simpson, 37 Providence Terrace, Harrogate, that his son, Private George Simpson (Northumberland Fusiliers), was wounded on the 19th October by gunshot in the nose, left arm, and right knee (severe).

 

Harrogate Herald - 21st November 1917

Letters

Private S Bailes says : 

You have no idea how we appreciate the Herald out here. We are out for four days' rest, and not only myself, but my pals, were dying for something to read when the mail came. Of course there was a rush for it, and I was the only one to get something to read. We could not all read it at once, so we separated the pages and had one each. I got the one with the photos in. I think the photos of my brother and myself are very good indeed. We have several Harrogate lads in out battalion - Private Pullan, of Church Square, and a few more who were all glad of a little home news. We shall soon have good old Christmas here, and I am expecting having mine at home. I am glad to hear George Simpson is getting on favourably. He was a big pal of mine. We had been together from the day we enlisted to him getting wounded.

 

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