Harrogate - 25th September 1918
Photo - Lance Corporal L Wrather, AIF, son of
Mrs L Wrather, New Park, Harrogate, died of wounds September
Harrogate Herald - 25th September 1918
Roll of Honour
Mrs M Wrather, of New Park, Harrogate, has
received a letter from Mr H J Wiles informing her that her son, Lance
Corporal L Wrather, Australian Imperial Force, died of wounds on
September 4th during an advance. The writer express extreme regret
and adds : "It was only a few days previous that he did
excellent work in another attack. We all Miss him very much. He was
lively at all times, and helped to keep the men in good spirits. In
the Company he was one of the mainstays in the football team. I can
assure you he died a soldier's death, doing his duty, and is mourned
by all his comrades, with whom he was so popular. We all offer our
deepest sympathy in your bereavement". Mrs Wrather's eldest
son, Joseph Wrather, has been missing since September 26th,
1916, and her youngest, Ernest Wrather, was killed in action.
Harrogate Herald - 30th April 1919
Photo - Lance Corporal L Wrather, Duke of
Wellington's Regiment, commended for bravery, August, 1918, died,
Photo - Private E L Wrather, 2nd West Yorks,
killed 23rd February, 1915.
Photo - Private Joseph Wrather, West Yorks,
is presumed to have been killed in September, 1916.
Three sons of Mr and Mrs L Wrather, of Ben Rhydding, late
of New Park, Harrogate.