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Gunner G Elsworth

 
 

Harrogate Herald - 24th November 1915

Gunner G Elsworth says : 

Just a few lines thanking you once again for the Herald, also for inserting my letter asking for the melodeon. I am sure that it won't be long before I receive it, as I don't think there are any of your readers who would like to think we were miserable while doing our bit out here. I know it is rather a lot to ask for, but who ever is kind enough to send one will have the pleasure of knowing that they have done something towards making us happy, as it is rather dreary when we have nothing to do at nights. Our officer has been kind enough to get up a concert, which we all enjoyed very much. We have been having some very wet weather out here lately. Things have been very quiet out here since the big bombardment of the 25th September, and I have great pleasure in telling you that our Sergeant-Major was awarded the DCM for bravery on that day when we had one of our guns hit. He went out to try and get the men out while under heavy shell fire, so now I will close. Wishing you and your paper every success.

 

Harrogate Herald - 8th December 1915

Gunner G Elsworth says : 

November 27th, 1915. just a few lines thanking you for the Harrogate paper, also for inserting my letter in you paper appealing for a melodeon, which I have received all right. It is a little beauty, and I am sure it was very good of Mrs Cooper to send it to me. I have written and thanked her for it. We are set up now for our sing-songs at nights. We have had a bit of snow here yesterday, the 26th, but it was not much. We are having some very keen frost at nights, which make it bad for travelling. It is colder here than I have ever felt it in Harrogate, but I think we can stand it all right. I was sorry to read about J Bailey dying of wounds. I knew him very well, but I am sure that his parents will be glad to think that he died for his country. I expect there won't be many chaps left in Harrogate now; it is time they made them join. It will just do a lot of them good to get out here a little bit. Well, I have not much to say this time, so I will close. Wishing you and your paper every success.

 

Harrogate Herald - 10th October 1917

Roll of Honour

Gunner G Elsworth, RFA, New Park, Harrogate, who has been at Ypres since last December, was gassed about a week ago, and has arrived in England. Before enlisting he was working on the Gas Company's engine.

 

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