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Lance Corporal George Winterburn

 
 

Harrogate Herald - 17th October 1917

W H Breare letter

When you were light of heart and foot you may have danced to the strains of Winterburn's Band. It will be of interest to you to know that Lance Corporal George Winterburn, the proprietor of that band, has been in one of the pushes and is wounded. He has a badly fractured knee, and when I heard was about to have an operation. He received this wound about 5th October. His wife came to tell me this on Saturday afternoon and to have his Herald re-directed. At the time he wrote a brief note he was suffering considerable pain, but hoped that the operation would relieve him. He will probably be coming home when fit to move.

 

Harrogate Herald - 12th December 1917

Roll of Honour

George Winterburn, the well-known Harrogate musician, is in 7 Alexandra Ward, St Thomas' Hospital, London, suffering from wounds received on October 3rd, the main one being a bad fracture just above the knee, which he got out of splints three weeks ago. He was laid in a shell hole 48 hours, and was fortunate to be picked up alive, as shells were dropping around him all the time. A piece of shrapnel went through his steel helmet, but the wound was not serious.

W H Breare letter

George Winterburn, the well-known musician and proprietor of Winterburn's Band, which was a feature of so many Harrogate dances, has been wounded in the head and sustained a fracture to the knee. He is in St Thomas's Hospital, London.

 

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