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Rifleman Harrold Blackburn


Harrogate Herald - 3rd January 1917

W H Breare letter

Another Xmas visitor was Private L Ambler, of the Mechanical Transport, who formerly lived at Knaresborough. he came home on Boxing Day for ten days' leave after being out 18 months. He has two reasons for thankfulness. He is married and he has never had a day's illness. He is son-in-law of Mrs Blackburn, Stonefall Avenue, who, by the way, has sons fighting for their country. Albert is in Salonica, after being wounded in France; Harold, wounded in France, is now in Egypt; and Norman is also in Egypt. The latter was wounded at Neuve Chapelle. Ambler met Cosgrove, who was formerly employed at Wardman's Garage, and "Billy" Bell. These are the only two Harrogate boys he has come across. I was glad to hear from Ambler that you all still look forward with pleasurable anticipation to the arrival of your weekly Herald.


Harrogate Herald - 28th 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 :

Harold Blackburn


Harrogate Herald - 16th January 1918

Writing from Italy, Rifleman Harold Blackburn says : 

I am in Italy and settling down very well. We have had lovely weather up to now, and I hope it continues. It is quite a treat to be free from mud like we had in France. The Herald ???????? forwarded on. It is a treat to receive the good old paper every week. Wishing you a happy and prosperous New Year.