Second Lieutenant Strickland
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
Roll of Honour
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