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Private Stanley Young


Harrogate Herald - 1st August 1917


Private S Young says : I like to read your letter which you insert every week. One can fair imagine being in Harrogate in reality. We are now in a comparative rough part of the line, and artillery "strafes" are an absolute revelation, and some exciting times seem to be in store. Activity is prevalent all along the line, judging by the racket which is going on. Maybe we will have a reputation of the Somme of last year, which acts as a gentle reminder. The Germans have a slight tendency of sniping one with a few batteries occasionally (so unhealthy, you know). Yes, and we send some back so nicely; I like to hear them go "plonk" right over. Then you can hear the boys say - "That's the stuff to give them". Of course, he is playing too, so we have to give a bit and bob down; "heads down, but hearts up". I am writing this letter in the trenches, where we are likely to be for a few days.



Prince of Wales Own (West Yorkshire Regiment)

1/5th Battalion

Private Stanley Young (201007)

Born : Harrogate

Enlisted : Harrogate

Died : 25th April 1918

Killed in Action

France and Flanders


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