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Private W H Carr


Harrogate Herald - 8th December 1915

Mrs Carr, of Albert Place, Starbeck, received information from the War Office that her son, Private W H Carr, has been wounded in action at the Dardanelles and taken to a hospital at Malta. It is a gunshot wound below the knee. 

Private Carr writes in cheery style about the injury, and in a letter to his mother says : 

"They cut a little hole in my leg, in which I could just about get my hands. That is all that is the matter with me. The doctor asked me where I came from, and I said 'Harrogate', so he said he would try and get me there as soon as my leg was strong enough. He told me he though it would make a good leg again. The letters get held up for about a week, so don't get alarmed when you don't hear from me. I am in the pink myself".


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