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Leslie Harper

 
 

Harrogate Herald - 25th July 1917

W H Breare letter

I have had many receptions of soldiers from the Front in my office of late, and it has been quite jolly. Private J G Whitehead, of the West Yorks, has been over on leave after an interval of eighteen months. He called, and I had a chat about his comrades. I like to hear of my soldier friends and learn what they are doing, when anyone comes who can tell me. It seems with Whitehead is Simmonds. George Nelson, whom you will know as "Ruggie" Nelson, on account of his football reputation, is likewise with him, and Jim Baker, of Tower Street came home with him. He had met Leslie Harper, of the Motor Transport. As for Whitehead, he was wounded and buried in a dugout on the Somme in September, 1916, but got no further than a hospital at Boulogne.

 

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