Lance Corporal A V Wright
Harrogate Herald - 7th November 1917
Roll of Honour
Private H Hayes, who was killed in action on October 9th, and
worked a number of years at New Park Laundry, was the son of Mrs
Hayes, of Electric Avenue, New Park, Harrogate. He leaves a widow
and two children. He belonged to the Yorks and Lancs Regiment, and
joined March 1st last, having been in France only four months.
Private F Hayes, his brother, has been missing six months and
nothing has been heard of him yet. Any information would be welcomed
by his mother. A comrade, Lance Corporal A V Wright,
referring to the former's death, says : "Dear Mrs Hayes, I
write these few lines hoping this letter will not make you
downhearted. I regret to say that your husband got killed a few days
ago, but he bore his burden bravely. I can assure you that all the
platoon sympathises with you, but you must forget it was God's will.
He was a very good chap, and we all miss him. I hope you will bear
the news bravely, as he was buried all right. I write on behalf of
the platoon that you might make things as bright as possible".
Sergeant R Aisnsley, West Yorks Regt, brother-in-law of Private H
Hayes, was gassed on March 16th, 1917. Before enlisting he was
employed at New Park Laundry, Harrogate.