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Sapper A H Blades


Harrogate Herald - 29th December 1915

The committee of Knaresborough ladies who organised a Xmas gift fund for sending parcels to local soldiers and sailors with the expeditionary forces and on the high seas have been deeply gratified and richly rewarded with a shoal of appreciative letters received by Miss J M Alexander (hon. secretary) from the boys on service for King and country. We have pleasure in inserting the first batch, and others will be given in subsequent issues :

Dear Madam, I now take the opportunity of thanking you most heartily for the Xmas parcel you sent me and which I received in good condition on the 15th December. I am sure it was very acceptable, and it reminds me of the dear friends at Knaresborough, and I think it must have been hard work for you and those who have helped you in getting together such an acceptable parcel for each Knaresborough soldier on active service. I know there is a good number of Knaresborough men out here in France doing their duty for King and country. Well, I hope you will thank the kind friends of Knaresborough for sending me the Xmas parcel, also wishing you all a happy Xmas and a bright and prosperous New Year. I remain, yours truly, Sapper A H Blades.