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Private Cyril Tyreman


Harrogate Herald - 6th March 1918

To Our Boys on Service

It is not often that I have a visit from a soldier friend from so far off a place as Salonica. I have just had that pleasure, for Private C Tyreman, son of Mrs Tyreman, Albert Road, Bilton, has called. He had been out there 27 months, and being a baker was in the field bakeries. He was only three weeks in this country, after joining, before going out to Salonica. They just wanted a baker and took him. He has had malaria, and for that reason was invalided home. You will be glad to know that he had a very pleasant journey back. Before the war Tyreman was secretary to the Bilton Junior Football Team. You can quite understand how interested he would be to see the match they had out in Salonica last Boxing Day. It was between the Army and Navy, and the collection realised 140 for the widows and orphans of soldiers and sailors. They find the need out there of something to relieve war strain, and have concerts amongst themselves and all sorts of sports. I was interested to hear from him that when that great fire occurred in Salonica the British authorities did everything possible for the victims. Fed and clothed them, moved what furniture they could save; in fact, did everything for them. You can understand that the natives think highly of the British soldiers. There was no Harrogate man in Tyreman's own particular lot, but he had met quite a number of chaps; for instance, Joe Roberts, son of Mr Tom Roberts, of Montpelier Square; Garside, son of the manager of Brown's, the grocers, Beulah Street. Then there was Jackson, son of O Y Jackson, butcher; Purvis, who drove for the Harrogate Road Car Company; Andrew Nelson, Starbeck, who drove for Harper's, grocers; Jepson, son of the coal merchant, of Denmark Street; and Auton, son of Mr H W Auton, bootmaker. All these men came out with the Yorkshire Hussars, but were transferred to the infantry. Tyreman's people had an idea he was coming home, but did not know when. He therefore took then by surprise when he walked in on them. I was pleased to hear Tyreman say that he would not have missed the experience he has had in this war for much. I can quite understand it, for he is a very observant, intelligent man. Before the war he worked for Mr Bielby, of Grove Road.


Harrogate Herald - 27th March 1918

W H Breare letter

Driver Alf Clayton, of a signal company, who many of you boys know very well as the son of Mrs Clayton, newsagent, of High Harrogate, was married on Monday at Christ Church to Miss Laurette Marshall, of Huntingdon. Let us wish them every happiness. Clayton came in to see me last Saturday morning. I used to know him when he was a boy. He is a fine, tall, good looking chap now, with an expression on his face that makes friends. He saw Cyril Tyreman not so long ago, who wished to be remembered to all his friends. I send forward the message to you. Tyreman is in Clayton's Division. You will remember that Clayton's brother George was killed July 28th, 1917, and his brother-in-law, Second Lieutenant Henry Potterton, on December 13th. Potterton was a son of the late Mr Sam Potterton, decorator. This fine lad received his death wounds at Cambrai.


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