1918: A Porthill Scout is Killed in France

One hundred years ago today, nearly three and a half years into the Great War and only four days after the previous Scout died, Private Harold Bailey, 36622 King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry, 9th Battalion died age 19.

Harold was a Porthill Scout, and was the fourteen of eighteen of our Scouts, that we know of, that were killed in the Great War.

You can read his full story here.

Joseph Matthew Hollis b. Wolstanton 1898 – d. France 1918.


They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning,
We will remember them.

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