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Cadet Clifford H Thomson


Harrogate Herald - 15th December 1915

Other local lads we reproduce today are Private Arthur Pigg; Private A E Whitfield, 2/5th West Yorks, who is now in France, and was formerly an employee at the general Post Office; Private F B Wilkinson, of 24 Albert Road, Harrogate; Bugler Clifford H Thomson, late patrol leader 1st Harrogate Boy Scouts, now in training with the 15th West Yorks Regiment (Leeds Pals) at Salisbury, who resides at Shortwood, Mount Parade, Harrogate; Driver H Spinks, Royal Field Artillery, who is with the Indian Expeditionary Force, and resides at Inman's Yard, off Grove Road; Private C Wray, 8th King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry, who has been in France three months; Private F C Andrews, 5th West Yorks, who was in the National Reserves and volunteered soon after the war broke out. He resides at Esplanade Cottages.


Harrogate Herald - 13th February 1918

Roll of Honour

Cadet Clifford Thomson, son of Mrs Thomson, Mount Parade, Harrogate, was on a ship, torpedoed off the Cornish Coast on the night of February 1st, at 8.30. it was very dark, and he was killed whilst getting into a rescuing boat. He was only 18 years of age. At the outbreak of war he joined the Leeds Pals, being then at school in the city, but later he transferred to the Merchant Service, and has been with the Wilson Line, of Hull, for the past three years.


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