known 6th November 1915
PRIVATE H. GOLDTHORPE – Information has been received by Mrs. Goldthorpe, of 197, Crompton Road, that her husband, Private Harold Goldthorpe, has died of wounds received whilst in action in the Dardanelles. Private Goldthorpe was 28 years of age, and was wounded on the 22nd of August and died in hospital in the Mediterranean on the 25th. He enlisted in the 1/7th Cheshires in November, 1914 …. Prior to enlisting he worked for Messrs. Whiston and Taylor, Langley, where he was employed as a silk finisher. He was only married at Barnaby this year. Captain G. N. Heath, writing to Mrs Goldthorpe on October 19th, says: Dear Mrs Goldthorpe, I was very sorry to see from the returns just to hand that your husband had died of his wounds, and I sympathise with you in your great bereavement. I was with your husband trying to spot a Turkish sniper when he was hit. I rendered first aid to him until the medical officer arrived. He was most brave, and it will be gratifying to you to know that he was a splendid soldier and very highly thought of by officers and men.
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