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Private George Stott


Harrogate Herald  30th May 1917

Full military honours were accorded at the interment, which took place at the Knaresborough Cemetery on Saturday, of Pte Tom Stott (West Yorks), son of Mr and Mrs Stott, Victoria Avenue, New Scriven, whose death occurred as a result of wounds sustained on May 11th. The coffin was enveloped in a Union Jack and conveyed on a gun carriage from the residence to the Cemetery, a guard of honour and firing party being furnished from the Royal Field Artillery. The obsequies, which were of an impressive nature, were conducted by Rev J A Hubbard, and concluded with three volleys being fired over the grave. The inscription on the coffin was as follows :

Private T Stott, Died May 27th, 1917; Aged 21 years.

The chief mourners were : 

Mr and Mrs Stott 9father and mother); Pte George Stott and Miss Eva Stott (brother and sister); Miss Alice Stott and Master Geoffrey Stott (sister and brother); Mrs George Stott (sister-in-law); Miss M Dewes (Ferrensby), Mr and Mrs Atkinson (uncle and aunt); Masters AE and E Atkinson (cousins); Miss Eva Johnson (Spofforth) (Aunt); Mrs J Thackray (Scotton) (Aunt); Mr and Mrs Abrahams (Harrogate) (uncle and aunt); Mr and Miss Hargrave (Wakefield) (uncle and cousin); Mr J Johnson (Harrogate); Mrs and Miss Wright (aunt and cousin); Mr and Miss Fawcett (Felliscliffe) (cousins); Mrs A Barker (cousin); Mrs T Sowerby (Staveley) (cousin); Mr and Mrs Johnson (uncle and aunt).

[Further long list of mourners and floral tributes]


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