Harrogate Herald - 3rd March 1915
Recruiting in Harrogate during the month of February
has been fairly brisk. The names of those who have enlisted through
the medium of the Recruiting Office in Station Square are as follows
T H Potter, R Cornall, T Johnson, H Massheder, J
McLaughlin, Percy Cash, H Morrell, C J Summersall, F G Squire, C E
Crossley, A J Lale, A Dewar, C Lewis, A Addison, G Addison, G
McGuire, M J Lyons, G E Mathers, W Tipling, E Marshall, W Younger, C
Tranill, H B Broadley, G T Gamage, Ingham, Dobby, Brearley, Riley, E
Simpson, J W Lamb, E Shackleton, P C Moorey, J Roker, F Slinger, A
Harrison, W A Wray, J Elsworth, J A Bayley, F V Thackwray, W
Smithson, and Stephen Fountain.
This list does not include those joining the colours
through the Westminster Chambers agency, nor those who join the
Yorkshire Hussars and Yorkshire Dragoons direct.
Harrogate Herald - 17th January 1917
Writing to Mr J R Ogden, acknowledging receipt of Xmas parcel, Private
A Harrison says :
I see by the Herald you have done the same for
several other chaps, a lot of whom, I am pleased to state, I know
personally, and to say further were old chums together at Oatlands
Mount under Mr Wilde. I may state I have been invalided home twice
now - once last year, 1915, from the Dardanelles, and this time from
Salonica. In all my travels I have only met two chaps from the old
town - one called J Oakley, from Oatlands Mount, and another from
Starbeck, but, unfortunately, I forget his name. I often see letters
in the local paper from lads at the various theatres of war, and I
feel pleased to know of their welfare, although I have been unable
to communicate with them. I think Fritz is on his last legs, and, no
doubt, will soon "throw up the sponge". Anyhow, time will
tell. I sincerely hope you and your family are keeping well.
Personally, I am going on nicely under the circumstances. My
complaint is rather a slow one. Once more thanking you.