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Lance Corporal Fred Tilford


Harrogate Herald - 29th December 1915

Harrogate and District men who are serving with the Colours at the Front and are on the list to receive papers every week.

Driver J Tilford, 81095, Royal Field Artillery, 5th Division Ammunition Column, HQ, BEF, France

Lance Corporal F Tilford, 20726, Royal Engineers, 55th Company, BEF, France


Harrogate Herald - 29th December 1915

W H Breare letter

I had Driver J Tilford, Royal Field Artillery, in to see me on Thursday. He has not met a Harrogate man since he went out, yet he has been twelve months at the Front. On Thursday he was enjoying leave and came in with his married sister to have a few words with me. Some time ago Tilford, who is musical, asked for some familiar songs to be sent out to him. A good lady sent him a parcel, but unfortunately the address was not complete, and the music was returned to her. He came to ask about it on Thursday, and I was able to hand it over to him. The lady will be pleased that I have succeeded at last in placing it in his possession. Previously to joining the Army, J Tilford was a stoker on a Wilson liner. He had a brother, Lance Corporal F Tilford, Royal Engineers, who has been out 14 months. The latter is a Regular, and was called up when the war broke out all the way from South Africa. Private S Carter is a brother-in-law of the Tilfords, and before the war was employed on the NE Railway. He, too, has been out a considerable time.


Harrogate Herald - 31st January 1917


Driver W H Hall says : 

I saw in last week's Herald that an old workmate of mine had been killed in action. It was Arthur Johnson, and my deepest sympathy is with his wife and children in their sad bereavement. He was a good mate, and those who knew him always spoke of him as a good friend. I saw one Harrogate lad today. It was Fred Tilford, of the Royal Engineers. He was in good health and looked well. I will ring off, again thanking you and wishing yourself and the Herald every success.


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