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Able Seaman Fred Bussey


Harrogate Herald - 23rd May 1917

Wednesday Gossip

Among the articles despatched to the soldiers this week are a game of Merrils, draught board and men and two packs of playing cards to Private H Sharpe, in France; two packs of playing cards to a shell-filling factory for soldiers on guard; safety razor to Pioneer S Mann; cigarettes, Boy Fred Bussey; two shirts to soldier in France; razors to two soldiers.


Harrogate Herald - 27th February 1918

Breare letter

Representatives of two branches of the Navy looked in on me on Friday. One was AB Seaman F Bussey, son of Mr and Mrs G Bussey, 14 Craven Street. Bussey has been three years in the Navy. He returned to his ship today (Tuesday). With the exception of an attack of influenza just before Christmas he has been in good health all the time. Bussey desires me to express his thanks to Councillor Fleming for a war souvenir he received through us.


Harrogate Herald - 13th March 1918

Breare letter

Seaman F Bussey, of HMS Hindustan, writes : 

Just a few lines to let you know that I am quite well, and already settled down again to the good old seafaring life. I enjoyed myself immensely whilst I was on leave, and when I called at your office I was altogether taken back by that wonderful machine you called the Dictaphone. It is a most wonderful thing, and, as you say, it will save you any amount of time and labour. I wish to express my thanks for the way in which we were received. It was a real pleasure to me to read last Wednesday's Harrogate Herald, for I arrived back at my destination on Wednesday, and the first thing I saw lying on the table before me was the paper I have already mentioned and whilst I read it I forget all about leaving home again, and it turned what had seemed like a dream to me into a reality, for I knew then that it was not a dream about being home on ................. [more to extract]