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Private Charles Wray


Harrogate Herald - 15th December 1915

Other local lads we reproduce today are Private Arthur Pigg; Private A E Whitfield, 2/5th West Yorks, who is now in France, and was formerly an employee at the general Post Office; Private F B Wilkinson, of 24 Albert Road, Harrogate; Bugler Clifford H Thomson, late patrol leader 1st Harrogate Boy Scouts, now in training with the 15th West Yorks Regiment (Leeds Pals) at Salisbury, who resides at Shortwood, Mount Parade, Harrogate; Driver H Spinks, Royal Field Artillery, who is with the Indian Expeditionary Force, and resides at Inman's Yard, off Grove Road; Private C Wray, 8th King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry, who has been in France three months; Private F C Andrews, 5th West Yorks, who was in the National Reserves and volunteered soon after the war broke out. He resides at Esplanade Cottages.


Harrogate Herald - 15th December 1915

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Local Lads on Active Service

Private C Wray, 8th King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry


Harrogate Herald - 22nd December 1915

Postcards from soldiers : The following write : "I am quite well. I have received the Heralds. Letter follows at first opportunity"

Private C Wray


Harrogate Herald - 28th March 1917

Roll of Honour

Following on the suspense occasioned by the report that their son, Private Charles Wray, KOYLI, was "missing" on July 1st, 1916, came the sad news on Thursday morning to Mr & Mrs James Wray, of Inkerman Terrace, Harrogate, from the Army Council that they were "regretfully constrained to conclude that his death took place on that date". Private Wray, who was about 23 years of age, had been in the Army two years, and went to France a year ago, prior to which he was home on leave, which was the last time his parents saw him. Along with others he took part in the "great push" last summer, when he was missed by his pal, and not heard of after. The King and Queen and the Army Council express their sympathy with the bereaved parents. Private Wray was a hairdresser and served his apprenticeship with Mr S Bellerby, of Cambridge Street, Harrogate, but was managing a business at Hull at the time he answered his country's call. He sang in Bilton Church Choir as a boy, and up to leaving Harrogate was well known as a vocalist at the Town Mission Hall.


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