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Harrogate Herald - 19th December 1917

W H Breare letter

I have had a call from Private T W Scruton, of the West Yorks, son of Mr and Mrs T Scruton, Ribston, who used to work at the Wellington and Beechwood, who is home on 14 days' leave. His brother Alfred, a Beechwood Boy, lodged with Mr R Wood in Montpelier Street. He has hurt his knee and is in hospital. My visitor had been in France 12 months and looks none the worse for it. In fact, I should say, better. Robshaw and Earnshaw, of Starbeck, are with him in his lot. The Yorkshire Hussars have been transferred to his company. These include Mark Hutchinson, Duchy Avenue, and other Harrogate lads. T W Scruton was slightly wounded in august, but he did not come home. Dolphin, of Pateley, who was killed, was in Scruton's platoon.