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Private Herbert Skinner

 
 

Harrogate Herald - 24th October 1917

W H Breare letter

I have just heard of the death of two well-known Harrogate men who have fallen in action. ..................

The second death is that of the son of Mr & Mrs Skinner. You will identify him when I tell you that the father is the well-known coal merchant. Private Skinner volunteered for the last attack on the Germans of October 9th, and was killed on the 9th. He was very keen to have "a go", as he put it, at the enemy. I have seen a letter from his officer, which will appear in another column, paying high tribute to the lad. My sympathies are with Mr & Mrs Skinner in this trying hour. But I trust the kind words of the Captain, giving such high eulogy to the lad's bravery and work, will help to ease the pain of this inexpressible bereavement.

 

Harrogate Herald - 24th October 1917

W H Breare letter

I have just heard of the death of two well-known Harrogate men who have fallen in action. ..................

The second death is that of the son of Mr & Mrs Skinner. You will identify him when I tell you that the father is the well-known coal merchant. Private Skinner volunteered for the last attack on the Germans of October 9th, and was killed on the 9th. He was very keen to have "a go", as he put it, at the enemy. I have seen a letter from his officer, which will appear in another column, paying high tribute to the lad. My sympathies are with Mr & Mrs Skinner in this trying hour. But I trust the kind words of the Captain, giving such high eulogy to the lad's bravery and work, will help to ease the pain of this inexpressible bereavement.

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