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Private F Bowser


Harrogate Herald - 3rd January 1917

W Tipling writes : 

Dear Mr Breare, I am writing these few lines to thank you for the Herald you have kindly sent me. I got it on the 8th of this month, so you see it has been on the way over three weeks. We don't seem to be able to get our letters very regularly out here. I expect you will wonder what I am doing in the Derbyshire Yeomanry. Well, there was about a hundred of us transferred out of the Yorkshire Hussars to make up a draft for out here. There are a few Harrogate and Starbeck lads along with me, so the Herald has done good service this week. There was a lot of interesting news in it, and we have just about read the print off. I was very sorry to see F Bowser had been killed. He and I were the best of school chums. Well, we have had some bad weather this week, but I think it has changed a bit now. There isn't much to see out here except hills and mountains. We are at present at a remount depot amongst the horses and mules, so you can guess that we have plenty to do. Remember me to all the boys in your next issue. Hoping you are in the best of health, as it leaves me at present, and wishing you and your paper every success in the coming year. PS. Wishing you a merry Xmas and a prosperous New Year.



1/5th (TF) Battalion, York and Lancaster Regiment

6149 Private Frederick Bowser

Born : Birstwith

Enlisted : Harrogate

Died : 11th November 1916

Died of wounds

France and Flanders

Formerly : 32/674 Northumberland Fusiliers