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Private Sam Jefferson


Harrogate Herald - 14th November 1917

Roll of Honour

Private Sam Jefferson, son of Mr & Mrs E Jefferson, late of Sandholme Farm, has been wounded, and is now in hospital in England, going on nicely. His mother had received the following kind letter : 

"I am stationed at the advanced walking wounded collecting post, and during the night we had your boy in suffering from a wound in the left shoulder. I am more than pleased to tell you that it is not serious, but sufficient to take him out of action for a time. We are providing the wounded lads with hot tea, sandwiches, cakes, biscuits, chocolates, cigs, etc., free as they come in from the battlefield, and if you could only see their smiling faces when they see the good fare provided them it would do you good. I am always on the lookout for lads from near my home, so I can write to those who are anxiously waiting for news of them. He left me with a cheerful smile. With every good wish for a speedy recovery.

Respectfully yours, J W Swithenbank, YMCA, 8 James Street, Bradford.


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