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Harrogate Herald 22nd August 1917

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Driver T Collier, RFA, whose home is 36 Grey Street, Oatlands Mount, Harrogate, has had hard luck in the matter of absence of leave. He has been in a sort of flying column unit two years last July. Just as he was on the point of obtaining leave he was sick and had to go to a hospital. Through that he missed his chance. You may imagine, then, that he is enjoying his trip home now. He had met Albert Kemp, son of William Kemp, Nuisance Inspector, and Coates, who used to drive a hansom cab. Apart from this illness Collier has been fit all the time. His eldest son is in India, joined two years ago, went to Mesopotamia, where he contracted dysentery just before the advance on Kut. Steinthorpe, of Ripon, is with Collier senior's lot.

 

Harrogate Herald - 27th March 1918

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A further visitor has been Private Arthur Lawrence, of the Yeomanry. His father kept the Smith's Arms at Beckwithshaw. Lawrence was in the stables of Mr Williams, Moor park, eight years, and with Mr Boyd as coachman. He has a wife and four children who are now living in Knaresborough. Has been out twelve months. Was in Harrogate with the Yorkshire Dragoons at one time. He is second orderly to his troop commander and has been in good health. When he came on leave his lot was resting.

Private J E Tindall, West Yorks, was formerly on our staff. He has been three years in the Army, two years and six months abroad and neither sick nor wounded. Beckwith of Regent Parade, and Kemp, son of our Sanitary Inspector, he had seen. Tindall's lot got badly cut up at Ypres. So there are very few old faces in the crowd. Reinforcements include lots of Harrogate and district boys. Tindall is at Brigade HQ now, but gets it rough sometimes. He has now an orderly job. Tindall has been to the Dardanelles, Egypt and France.

 

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