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Private T Carass


Claro Times 6th March 1915

Photos Private W Surr, Chapel Street, Knaresborough, and Private Thomas Carass, of Hilton Lane, Knaresborough, who are chums in the King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. Both are in France, the former in a base hospital, owing to exposure.


Claro Times 6th March 1915

In our picture series are photographs of Private Thomas Carass, brother of Mr A Carass, of the Lord Nelson Inn, Knaresborough, and Private W Surr, son of Mr William Surr, Chapel Street, Knaresborough. Both are in the King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry and are in France.

Private Surr joined the Army in July, and is now in the trenches, but Private Carass has been in the Army about two years. He went to France in the early stages of the war, and suffered considerably through frost and wet whilst he was in the trenches. As a result of the effects of exposure, he has been in the base hospital for some time.

Writing to his Aunt, at the Lord Nelson Inn, Hilton Lane, Knaresborough, he says : "You know I am not dead yet. I am still doing a bit for my country, so please write just to remind me of good old Knaresborough. I don't think the war will last long. Another five months should see the end. So good-bye to all. PS Don't put stamp on letter. It will find me without.


Harrogate Herald - 24th November 1915

Private T Carass writes : 

I write these few lines, hoping to find you well, as it leaves me the same at present. I was very pleased to see my letter in the Knaresborough Post, and I received the socks, mufflers, gloves, etc., from Miss Spencer, of Harrogate. I wrote and thanked her for them. It is very quiet out here now, so I expect the war will soon be coming to an end. I will now close. Wishing your paper every success.


Harrogate Herald - 15th December 1915

To Receive the Herald

Private T Carass (1139), 1 Platoon, 2nd King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry, BEF, France


Harrogate Herald - 29th December 1915

Soldier's PCs

The following write : "I am quite well. I have received the Heralds. letter follows at first opportunity"

Private T Carass


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