This year marks 100 years since Harrogate’s war memorial was unveiled by Henry Lascelles, 6th Earl of Harewood on 1st September 1923. Like all war memorials, Harrogate’s is of huge historical importance to the town, proudly recording the names of 1163 local brave men and women who died in two world wars. To mark this milestone anniversary, their names are being matched with their personal stories in an immersive exhibition More than a Name on a Memorial. Uniforms from the York Army Museum are on display as part of the exhibition. The town’s commemoration also includes a comprehensive programme of illustrated talks, music and two special film screenings.
Representing the regiment at the Opening Ceremony was Col Nigel Rhodes and Maj Mick Lynch, Rev’d Ben Norton and Bob Purvis the Green Howard’s, bugler.