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Roland Thornton


Harrogate Herald - 2nd January 1918

Roll of Honour

Deep sympathy is felt for Mr and Mrs Thornton, of Kettlesing, who have just lost their only son, Roland Thornton. He was rather severely wounded just over a year ago by shrapnel in the leg. After several months in hospital he got going again, but had a slight limp. He was working on a farm at Baildon, when an abscess formed near his eye, probably owing to poison still in his system from the shrapnel. His parents last Friday morning received a letter from him to the effect that he was going on nicely, then shortly after a telephone message came that he had passed away. The internment was on Tuesday. He was respected by al that knew him, and much sympathy is felt for his parents, who have lost their all, and Miss E Stott, his fiancée.


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