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Private Holmes


Harrogate Herald - 24th October 1917

W H Breare letter

Lance Corporal E Lowry, of the 18th Labour Company, who is on light railway construction work, is the son of Mrs E Lowry, 21 Bower Road. He came to see me on Saturday. He has been 17 months out and this is his first leave. Private J O Walton, of Mayfield Grove, is in his lot. Lowry brought news home from Private Holmes to his people, who live in Alma Terrace. Holmes was barman before the war at the Dragon Hotel. He was well, and expecting to come home on leave shortly. My caller looked in good form and so I was surprised to hear that he had been in hospital with a touch of valvular disease of the heart. Since he was discharged he is feeling better than ever. I was interested to hear from Lowry that he received the Herald each week whilst in hospital. Australians, New Zealanders, and other boys he found just as keen to get the paper, and it went the round until there was not much left of it.


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