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World War 1


During 2005 it is my intention to slowly upload my WW1 database. Initially I will be uploading newspaper snippets for individual soldiers (starting at Y !) and where I have extracted information from the Commonwealth War Graves site (CWGC) and the Soldiers Died in Great War CD (SDGW) this will also be included.

Sometimes it has been quite difficult to establish the exact soldier that is being written about, or spoken of in letters; hence the somewhat vagueness of some entries. I would appreciate any assistance on clarification of individuals that appear here.

I hope that my abbreviations are self-explanatory. If you are in doubt then please ask.

You will see reference to "W H Breare letter". Mr Breare was the editor of the Harrogate Herald and each week he wrote a long letter "To Our Boys On Service", giving all the local chit-chat and information on Harrogate soldiers. I have extracted individual references and posted then to the appropriate name. At a latter date I will start uploading the complete letters; they contain fascinating glimpses as to life in Harrogate during the Great War.

Many of the names I will be uploading are not Harrogate men. Harrogate had 12 (at least) military hospitals/recuperation centers at that time, and soldiers from all over the UK and Commonwealth were admitted.

I would appreciate your feedback (no matter how small) with ANY additional information on any of the soldiers mentioned.

Also - If you are using this material I would appreciate acknowledgement of source.

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