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Private A Harrison


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.


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