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G Atkinson

 
 

Harrogate Herald - 24th January 1917

Letters

G Atkinson says : 

Thanks very much for the three Heralds which I received when I arrived back to my company. I got here on Wednesday noon. They had moved, but I found them all right. We are in a village at present, fairly well stocked with mud. It is very cold - quite a change from our English climate. Anyway, we have better weather to look forward to. I have just received Herald dated 10th. Thanks very much for same. I must make a finish now as I haven't much time. We are fairly busy. Kind regards to all.

The soldier adds : Can you please find space in your valuable paper for the following grievance : On the night of the 7th January I left Harrogate after 10 days' leave from the Front. On arriving at the station I noticed the company had fixed up a barrier, I was informed that no one was allowed on the platform without a ticket. I had to purchase a ticket to Pannal (5d) for my wife to pass the barrier. I think this very harsh treatment towards the men from France, and especially those who have been absent from home nearly two years. On my journey down to London, every station we stopped at - Leeds, Sheffield, and even Victoria - was thrown open for the soldiers' friends. Anyway, I hope, not for my sake alone, but for others whose good fortune it may be to see Harrogate again, that they will receive the treatment they deserve.

 

Harrogate Herald - 21st March 1917

The following are men who have sent us the Army post-card briefly stating that they are well and have received papers and parcels, or whose letters contain views that have repeatedly been expressed by other correspondents, but show their friends that they are all right :

G Atkinson

 

Harrogate Herald - 2nd January 1918

Letters

G Atkinson writes : 

Things are a bit hot in this part. We keep having to repair the damage Fritz causes, but we got one of our ambulance cars hit, and it is past repair. It is broken and bent. He also gives us a call in the night, and it is unpleasant having to get up and out of the way, but we give him a hot time occasionally. I am expecting to be home some time in January, so will give you a call. Many thanks to yourself and the many helpers who come forward to assist with your great undertaking.

 

Harrogate Herald - 25th December 1918

I have received the season's greetings from the following : Sergeant W E Elsworth, G Atkinson, Sapper J N Britton, Private E Stockdale, Driver Archie Taylor, Lance Corporal J Padgett, Private G Marshall, Driver A Wilson.

 

Harrogate Herald 29th January 1919

G Atkinson writes : 

We are in a town Roubaix, near Lille. The electric cars started to run in the town yesterday, and it is a big improvement. Things are gradually working back to their former place. We are all anxiously awaiting the last trip across the Channel.

 

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