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Private Herbert Winterburn

 
 

Harrogate Herald - 18th October 1916

Killed in action, in France, on September 18th, 1916, Private H Winterburn, of 1 West View, New Park. Painter, &c., the dearly beloved husband of Laura Winterburn and son of Mr and Mrs George Winterburn, Painter, of New Park, aged 28 years.

 

Harrogate Herald - 18th October 1916

Photos - Killed in Action - Private E Winterburn, King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry; Private H Winterburn, West Yorks, killed in action on the 18th September; Drummer J W Winterburn, 2/5th West Yorks. Sons of Mr G Winterburn, of West View, New Park, Harrogate.

 

Harrogate Herald - 25th October 1916

Private Herbert Winterburn, of the West Yorks Regiment, second son of Mr George Winterburn, 1 West View, New Park, Harrogate, was killed in action in France on the 18th September last. Prior to being called up for military service, Private H Winterburn was partner in the firm of Messrs Winterburn Brothers, painters, &c., of New Park, Harrogate. Notification was received on Friday that he was missing; then the sad news was received on Sunday that he had been killed in action as above stated. He was a member of the Star of Hope Football Club, and was married on New Year's Day and leaves a young widow, and was 28 years of age. He has also two other brothers in the Army, one in France and the other in England.

A Comrade, writing to Mrs Winterburn says : 

"Dear Madame, I write this letter to you, enclosing letters and photos that I found on the battlefield on September 15th, which was the day I went with your dear husband in the great attack. [This would have been the Battle of Flers-Courcelette on the Somme. This was an attack with 14 divisions on a six mile front] I am very sorry to tell you that he died a hero's death, being killed in action. You can accept my deepest sympathy in your sad bereavement, but some day we shall all be united in the happy land where there will be no more wars. Your husband was a good soldier, and no one could wish for a better man. He did his duty, and God will repay him. I am in the Leicester Regiment, but owing to him being in the same Division I knew him well. You know the saying of a man that did his duty : 'Greater love has no man that lay down his life for his friends'"

 

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