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Corporal Haigh


Harrogate Herald - 1st December 1915

Fred Harwood, taking a very cheery view of things in Flanders, writes : 

November 22nd 1915. I'm sat in my "Little grey home in the West", writing this - a dug-out built of sandbags, six feet square and about three feet six inches high; situated in the front line trenches about 100 yards or less from the German lines. The weather is cold and frosty, and much preferable to rain. I've just finished a dinner of good hot "mulligan" and now feel fit for anything. When one thinks of it, it is really wonderful how we get fresh meat and bread up to the front line trenches every night. There is nothing to grumble at in the way of food. I saw Corporal Haigh a while ago; he was looking well. It was very sad about Neil McMillan, wasn't it? Wilf, Haigh and Neil and I went to school together at Starbeck, and were all in the Canadian Forces. There's not much news, so I'll close. Thanking you for the paper, which I receive regularly every week. It's great to get the Harrogate news and even the lads from other towns appreciate the paper. Hoping you are well; I'm A1. Wishing your paper every success, which it justly deserves.


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