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Driver Frank Clarke


Harrogate Herald - 3rd January 1917


Private E Watson, writing on Christmas Eve, expressed what pleasure the Herald gives him out at the front, and adds : 

I am not the only one who looks forward to your paper, as my bed chum (also a Harrogate chap) shares the pleasure of reading it. His name is A Johnson, of Regent Estate. I have no doubt you will know him. We have been together since enlistment, and we get on very well together, and apart from our rough life we have had some good times. We have met one or two Harrogate fellows since we came out. The first night we arrived in France we were having a walk round when we met Frank Clarke, of Skipton Street, which was a great pleasure, also a surprise. I was very sorry to receive news of one of my old chums, Harry Holmes, who was reported missing some time ago. I hope some news has been received of him, also that he is safe and well. We are having dreadful weather at present, raining every day, but we must expect it this time of the year. You will notice my address has changed. I left the last about a week ago. Hoping to receive your paper as regular in future as in the past, and closing with kindest regards and wishing you and your paper every success.


Harrogate Herald - 7th November 1917

W H Breare letter

Driver F Clarke, son of Mr & Mrs F Clarke, of 5 Skipton Road, looked in whilst on leave, which terminated yesterday. Sapper Simpson, of Pine Street, was with him. Clarke has been 14 months out, and during that time only came across two Harrogate lads, Simpson and Trooper Watson, of the Yorkshire Hussars.


Harrogate Herald - 28th November 1917

The following are men who have sent us the Army post-card briefly stating that they are well and have received papers and parcels, or whose letters contain views that have repeatedly been expressed by other correspondents, but show their friends that they are all right :

Driver F Clarke


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