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Private J F Wilson


Harrogate Herald - 16th January 1918

Roll of Honour

Mrs Wilson, of 39 East Parade, Harrogate, has had intimation from the War Office that her eldest son, Private J F Wilson (West Yorks), is a prisoner at Limburg. The family had not heard from him for a month, but had no idea that anything had happened to him. Private Wilson was previously wounded a year ago last September in an attack at Thiepval, being shot in one leg and the other torn by the barbed wire. He recovered, however, after a visit to Blighty, and had been back at the front about a year. His younger brother, Private Norman Wilson, was killed in February, 1916, and his youngest brother, Private J Wilson, who also fought with his eldest brother on the Somme and elsewhere, is now with the Royal Scots in Ireland.


Harrogate Herald - 1st January 1919

Wednesday Gossip

I have had a lot of boys o leave and repatriated prisoners in to see me during the festive season, and the experiences of some of the latter will be found in another part of this issue. Germany appears to be in sore straits as regards everyday necessities, and had recourse to paper for the manufacture of clothing, boots, etc. I heard that one Harrogate man had suffered a good deal through wearing the paper clothes. Mr and Mrs R Leeming's son, who has been a prisoner in Germany from early on in the war, reached home on Christmas Day. We can imagine the joyousness of such a reunion. Private H Timmins, son of Mr and Mrs Timmins, East Parade, I hear, has also returned, and Private J F Wilson, 12th West Yorks, son of Mrs Wilson, 23 West Cliffe Grove.



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