Harrogate Herald - 9th May 1917
Writing to Miss E Cullen, [Directory shows spelling as Cullan] 2
Wellington Square, Harrogate, J Schofield says :
We have not time to write many letters now, and I am glad to say
I am going on A1 at present. I think you know Jim Thompson, [Could
be referring to the family James W Thompson, joiner and undertaker,
St Peter's Square : Residence - 1 Kensington Square] out of the next
yard. I came across him the other day, and then I had to look three
or four times before I knew him. Another chap I met was young Johnson,
[Probably son of Tom Johnson, milk dealer, 29 Valley Mount]
out of Valley Mount. Jim did not look as well as when he was in the
band. He told me he did not know many chaps in his lot.
Harrogate Herald - 12th December 1917
W H Breare letter
That gramophone I mentioned to you for a boy at the Front I hear
arrived quirt safely, and it is giving the chaps lots of pleasure.
This is due thanks to Mr Tom Coleman's packing. The mother has
written to him thanking him, and she sends me word about the safe
arrival, which I am glad to hear. The soldier in question is a son
of Mrs D Johnson, Manor Farm, Scotton. When the boys wanted
this instrument he wrote to his mother to buy it out of his own
money, which she did. Jolly nice of the lad, wasn't it, to do so
much on his own account for his pals at the Front?