Harrogate Herald - 22nd August 1917
W H Breare letter
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
W H Breare letter
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
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.