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Lance Corporal W Harrison


Harrogate Herald - 12th December 1917

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Lance Corporal W Harrison (West Yorks), writing from County of London War Hospital, Epsom, Surrey, says : 

"Having had a Herald sent me, it is the first time for many months I have come in real touch with my native town. I was grieved to see the many casualties, several being some of my old acquaintances. I am sure the town is paying its full share towards our future peace and security. Perhaps it would interest a few to hear of my progress. I was wounded in both legs last Easter Monday at Arras at the very beginning of the big push. I had nine weeks at the base hospital in France, undergoing three operations and one on arriving here in June. I am going on splendidly, although only just able to walk a little now. Many months of electric treatment will be required before any marked improvement can be expected. This is one of the largest hospitals in the country, accommodating about 3,000 patients, with quite seven miles of corridors, and a concert room to seat 2,000, situated in pleasant countryside.


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