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Private Clifford Twineham

 
 

Harrogate Herald - 1st December 1915

Other photographs we reproduce today are those of F G Andrews, son of Mr and Mrs F C Andrews, of Esplanade Cottages, Harrogate. He is an apprentice on SS Beemah, of the Merchant Service, which is on a trip to South America; Trooper O Atkinson, Yorkshire Dragoons, son of Mr Atkinson, of Oatlands Mount, Harrogate, who is coachman to Captain Whitworth, of Leadhall Lane, Harrogate; he is in training in Harrogate. Private C Twineham, signaller 3/5th West Yorks; M Narsy, OS, RND; C L Brennan, OS, HMS Victory; and Private Kenneth F Taylor, of the Army Ordnance Corps, and with the British Expeditionary Force in France.

 

Harrogate Herald - 1st December 1915

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Local Lads on Active Service

Signaller C Twineham, 3/5th West Yorks

 

Harrogate Herald - 10th October 1917

W H Breare letter

I want to tell you about a nice young soldier I know. He is Signaller Clifford Twineham, of the WY. Well, he is a very modest chap, but an exceedingly worthy one. Some time ago he won the Military Medal, and kept it to himself. Now I have discovered the secret I will tell you. On September 28th, 1916, he was repairing wires under heavy shell fire, and won the medal by his bravery and success in the ordeal. He has been out eighteen months, and lives when at home at New Park. He worked for the Decorative Supply Company, 5 Commercial Street, and I can tell you he is thought much of by his employers and fellow workmen. It is a great delight to us at home to find that such young men after splendid endeavours have attained the highest distinction within their present reach.

 

Harrogate Herald - 17th October 1917

The modesty of the British soldier is exemplified by the case of Signaller Clifford Twineham, who won the Military Medal and kept the knowledge to himself. On September 28th, 1916, he was repairing wires under heavy shell fire, and the honour was awarded for his bravery on that occasion. The secret has just come out, and Signaller Twineham has been congratulated by his friends on his achievement. His home is at New Park, Harrogate, and before joining up he worked with the Decorative Supply Company.

 

Harrogate Herald - 28th November 1917

W H Breare letter

A soldier wrote from hospital in England - Northampton, I believe - asking if Signaller C Twineham, of New Park, was there. I am told by Mr Henry Longbottom that Twineham is in hospital in France, having been slightly wounded under the chin. Since he was at home on leave he has won a bar to his Military Medal

 

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