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Private W J Baynes


Harrogate Herald - 25th April 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 :

W J Baynes


Harrogate Herald - 30th January 1918

Private W J Baynes, writing from Mesopotamia, says : 

I have met a Harrogate man, a Mr Turner. He used to drive the Lyons' Tea motor van. I am sorry to say I have lost trace of him, but I hope to drop across him later on. Now that winter is here we shall soon be having some rain, and be up to the neck in mud.


Harrogate Herald 15th January 1919

Writing from Mesopotamia, W B says : 

I write to acknowledge receipt of the parcel of books and socks, and return many thanks for your kindness in sending them. The socks are very welcome, as the dry season is over, and we can expect bad weather any time. The boots, such as are issued to us, out here do not keep rain out very well, but so long as we have another dry pair or two, wet socks do not trouble us much. I have written to Councillor Fleming thanking him for his gift, and would you oblige me by thanking Miss Dineley for her gift through the medium of your paper.

[ W B is either Private W J Baines or Lieutenant W Barraclough I favour the latter due to his writing style ]