Harrogate Herald – 5th September 1917
Private A L Ambler, acknowledging the receipt of the Herald, says
I must say it passes an interesting hour or two reading of the
dear old town, and the photo page recalls old faces and memories of
the long past; still it is hard to read of so many local lads going
under, and my deepest sympathies rests with the parents and
relatives. I am thankful to say I remain in the best of health. I
had the pleasure of meeting an old Borough lad a week or two ago
named C Holmes. He was an inmate of the convalescent camp,
having been gassed some while back. He was improving as well as
could be expected. I think this is his second dose of gas. I am of
the opinion that this war is about on the last lap, what say you? If
I am not asking too much, would you kindly send me a wristlet watch.
I had the misfortune to break mine , and had it repaired twice when
near a town, but still it is of no use.