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Private R H Johnson


Harrogate Herald - 31st January 1917

Private R H Johnson says : 

I now take the pleasure in writing you these few lines to thank you for razor I received all right, as it is a very good one. I wrote a postcard to the kind lady. I will write her a letter soon, as we have been very busy these last few days. I hope you will excuse me not writing sooner. Wishing you and you paper every success.


Harrogate Herald - 2nd January 1918

Private R H Johnson writes : 

I often think about o???? with my wife to see you, and it was a happy few minutes we spent, and you had a friend in as well, but I forgot his name; I believe he publishes another paper, as he took notes. I had a bit of a surprise two days ago. I was at a village, and asked if I would take on lorry to station an officer's spare kit, and to my great surprise it was to Harrogate from Second Lieutenant G Dobson to Mr W D Dobson, Park Parade [William D Dobson, bookseller, stationer, and printer, 26 Park Parade] . so it will please him to know when he reads your paper that it was taken part of the way by a Harrogate boy. Wishing you and all at Harrogate a merry Xmas and Happy New Year.


Harrogate Herald - 25th December 1918

W H Breare letter

I had a visit from Private R H Johnson and his wife on Thursday. He resides at 15 Poplar Grove, Harrogate, and has been in France two years and nine months. He was formerly with the 51st Highland Division, but is now with the 55th Patrol Auxiliary Company, attached to the Canadian Forestry Corps, and stationed near Rouen. He was in hospital with the "flu" when the armistice was signed, but has got all right again. He has seen East and Read, of Albert Road, who were enquiring about him in the Harrogate Herald. He has two brothers and a brother-in-law in the Army. Johnson had the good fortune to meet his eldest brother the first week he was in France. The brother is a Mons man, and has been wounded three times, whilst his brother-in-law has been hit twice.


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