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Private C Vast


Harrogate Herald - 8th August 1917

Private C Vast, West Yorks, husband on Mrs Vast, 6 New Row, Bond End, Knaresborough, has died of gas poisoning, news to this effect being received by his wife last Wednesday. He had not been home since December, and leaves five children under ten years of age.


Harrogate Herald - 8th August 1917

W H Breare letter

Mrs Hannah Vast called to see me to tell me that her husband, Private C Vast, 203549, West Yorks, son of Mrs Sam Vast, 3 Bothman's Yard, Hunslet Lane, Leeds, has died of gas poisoning. The wife received a telegram to this effect from the Record Office and brought it to me. She has five children, from 10 months to 10 years old. She has not seen her husband since December. Mrs Vast's address is 6 New Row, Bondend, Knaresborough. I need not say how sorry we are for her, the mother and the children. The remembrance of the heroic father will serve as a beacon light to keep the little ones straight and proud throughout life.



Prince of Wale's Own (West Yorkshire Regiment)

1/5th Battalion

Pte Charles Vast (203549)

Born : Starbeck

Enlisted : Harrogate

Residence : Knaresborough

Died : 26th July 1917

Died of Wounds

France and Flanders

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