Harrogate Herald - 27th July 1917
W H Breare letter
Sapper Edward Brady, of the Wireless, was
eighteen months on the lines, until he contracted rheumatism. When
he recovered, he was sent to the workshops, where he is now
employed. Brady came in to see me on Monday morning. He had
met Wilfred Wade, son of Mr Wade, who was station-master at Nidd,
but is now, of Holtby. Wade and Brady served their
apprenticeship together with Mr Wray, electrician. Brady had
also met Harry Johnson, of the Royal Engineers, son of Mrs Johnson,
Walker's Passage. Brady has been nineteen months in France,
and this was his first leave. He is very keen on his job, which he
finds scientifically interesting.
With Brady came his youngest brother, Private K Brady.
He is only 19 now, but has been in the Army six months on this side
of the water. He is in the King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry.
There are quite a number of Harrogate boys in this lot. For
instance, there is Reynard, from Killinghall Moor, and G Holmes, of
Starbeck. Private K Brady holds the cross guns for
marksmanship in rifle shooting. A very good record for a boy of 19,
is it not?