Harrogate Herald – 9th May 1917
Private James Clark writes :
I take the pleasure of writing a few lines to let
you know that I am still living. We have had a very busy time
lately. I think we gave Fritz a big surprise on Easter Monday when
we took Vimy Ridge from him. He thought it could not be done, but we
"k'nuts" thought otherwise. No doubt you or some of your
readers will know C Hargreaves. He used to drive a cab and lived in
Regent Avenue. I am sorry to say he got killed; also Arthur Halliday
got wounded. The latter lived at New Park, so I am the only
Harrogate lad in our battalion now. I met a man I used to go to
school with a few weeks back. They call him Reynard. He is in the
signallers (Canadians). It was a great pleasure to meet one from the
old town. We were just coming out of the trenches. I would like to
get Jack Ibbotson's address if anyone could give it to me.
Reynard told me it, but I forgot it. We used to be great chums, but
lost track of each other. If this weather lasts I don't think the
Hun can stand out much longer, as we are driving him back every day.
Wishing you and all the boys the best of success. PS - I get the
paper regularly, and I enjoy your letters to the boys the most.
W H Breare letter
Can anyone supply Jack Ibbotson's address for Private