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Harrogate Herald 15th December 1915

Lance Corporal R Street, of the 5th West Yorks, son of Mr and Mrs R S Street, of Kirk Ella, West Cliff Grove, Harrogate, has been taken from the ranks and granted a commission. He received the good news whilst he was in hospital in France. His wound was nothing serious. It was due to a ricochet bullet, and the wound was only slight, yet sufficient in view of possible complications for him to spend several days in hospital. He is now in No. 3 Training Company in the Connaught Barracks at Dover. He enlisted in October, 1914, in the 2/5th West Yorks, and was soon after one of a draft of thirty selected and passed into the 1/5th Battalion. He was in training at York, and afterwards at Mablethorpe and Gainsborough, and accompanied the West Yorks when they went to the Front last spring. He has been with them in the trenches in France and Belgium between six and seven months.

 

Harrogate Herald - 9th May 1917

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Mr & Mrs Richard S Street, of Kirk-Ella, 19 West Cliffe Grove, Harrogate, have been notified that their son, Second Lieutenant Richard Street, of the Machine Gun Corps, has been killed in action in France. The deceased officer joined the West Yorkshires in 1914, and was in billets with them in Harrogate during the following winter. he was one of he first drafts for the second battalion to be sent to strengthen the ranks of the first battalion in France, where he was for a time, and was then given a commission. The young officer was on leave in Harrogate about two months ago. His death will be deeply regretted by many friends outside the family.

 

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