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Bugler W Kendall


Harrogate Herald - 21st March 1917

The following are men who have sent us the Army post-card briefly stating that they are well and have received papers and parcels, or whose letters contain views that have repeatedly been expressed by other correspondents, but show their friends that they are all right :

Bugler W Kendall


Harrogate Herald - 25th April 1917

Apologising for delay in writing, and referring to the bad weather, Bugler W Kendall says : 

We can put up with this, seeing we are not in the "ditches" just at present. I guess you think I had entirely forgotten you, yet really it is not so. I must admit it is ungrateful on my part not having written you before now. The boys wish to be remembered to you. They were all well when I left then a week ago, and when I said I was writing to you at my first opportunity, they all burst forth in one voice, "Do remember me to Mr Breare". I think I have come to the end of news, "compre", as the song goes ("When you come to the end of a perfect day"), a favourite song with the boys out here. So now, in closing, accept my sincere wishes an every success to the favourite Herald, and with ever anxious longings for the old Sulphurland and its familiar surroundings, and sincerely hoping you keep in the best of health. Best wishes from the boys and myself.


Harrogate Herald - 23rd May 1917

W H Breare letter

I had a letter just now from Bugler W Kendall asking for a clarionette [sic] in B flat and military music. I will try to get what he wants. He tells me that even the Londoners fight to get hold of the Herald. They enjoy it so much, he adds, it is a wonder there is any bit of the Herald left, for when it leaves him the rest help to devour it. the paper is read until there is not much ink left. I am very glad to hear this, because it encourages me to renewed efforts.


Harrogate Herald - 6th June 1917

Roll of Honour

Mr & Mrs W Kendall, of 1 Avenue Terrace, Bilton, Harrogate, have had official intimation that their son, Bugler W Kendall, is in hospital at St Omar with trench fever.


Harrogate Herald - 13th June 1917

W H Breare letter

I had a further pleasant surprise, on Thursday, when Private Ireland, of the KRR, looked in. he came only the night before, so he had lost no time in coming to see me. This is the first leave he has had in thirteen months. By the way, he told me that Trevor [?], of Harlow Oval, was with him, likewise W Kendall, whose father is engaged at the peat baths of the Royal establishment here. Ireland enlisted at the same time as Benton and Turner, one or both of whom worked at Mr Hales' wine merchant, also Ingham, who, I believe, was at the George, but is now invalided home. Turner was killed the first time over. At St Eloi, Ireland's lot were over first. You will remember that I had occasion to mention Ireland's mother at a time when another son of hers was wounded, and she was anxious about him. As soon as Ireland reached me he asked me if I had received his letter. As a matter of fact, I had not seen it, but thinking it was amongst a number I had still to peruse, I said I had not seen it yet. It turned out his letter did not reach me until Friday morning. So you see he arrived before it. I gathered one important point from Ireland, and it was that some of the boys did not like to ask me for things they really needed badly. Now, I would say to you lads; I hope you will not let any such mistaken modesty prevent you from telling me. Please understand it is a pleasure to my readers and us all to be able to find out those things of which you stand in need. A large number of people promptly scan the Gossip column and the "Boy's Letters" on Wednesday morning on purpose to ascertain what they can send out. They would not, for the world, have you feel any obligations. If you are pleased with what you get that is quite sufficient happiness for them. You know yourselves that if you do a good turn to a pal you feel very happy and comfortable inside afterwards. Well, your friends at home have just the same sensation.


Harrogate Herald - 27th June 1917

W H Breare letter

Bugler Kendall (KRR), son of Mr and Mrs Kendall, 1 Avenue Terrace, Bilton, who has been in hospital in France one month, was last Tuesday sent to the Northern War Hospital, Gosforth, Newcastle-on-Tyne. He is suffering from trench fever.


Harrogate Herald - 1st August 1917

W H Breare letter

Bugler W Kendall, of the KRR, son of Mr & Mrs W Kendall, 1 Avenue Terrace, Bilton, has been invalided home with shell shock and trench fever. He is at Gosforth Hospital, Newcastle. He came in to see me the other day. His father is employed at the Royal Baths. Kendall had four days leave from hospital. He wishes to be remembered to Robert Wardman, also to Fred Joseph if he has got up the line again, and Harry Blackburn. Will Fred Joseph write to Kendall! Kendall met C Rowley, ASC, who used to drive for Standing's. When charging over he came across Sergeant Robinson, Corporal Bilton, Halliwell, Mayfield Grove, all of the Beechwood Boys.


Harrogate Herald - 24th October 1917

W H Breare letter

Bugler Kendall, KRR, was invalided home with trench fever and has been at the Gosforth Hospital, Newcastle-on-Tyne. He came into see me on Friday quite recovered and looking very fit. I noticed that he wore a very happy, buoyant expression, and later it leaked out that he was to be married the next day - that is last Saturday - at Christ Church. The name of the bride is Jennie Windsor, of 21 South Park Road. We will wish them, boys (all together, now!), every happiness. She is the only daughter of Mr & Mrs Ernest Windsor. Kendall is the elder son of Mr & Mrs W Kendall, of 1 Avenue Terrace, Bilton. The best man at Kendall's wedding was Robert Wardman, 23rd KR, who was then on leave from the Front.


Harrogate Herald - 9th January 1918

W H Breare letter

Another veteran from Ireland who called to see me is Bugler W Kendall, of the KRR. He was formerly of Lord Feversham's Yeoman Rifles. He is a son of Mr and Mrs William Kendall. Was invalided home from France, went to hospital, and then to Ireland. Kendall also came on leave some time ago on the occasion of his marriage. By the way, he brought his wife this time, I am glad to say. C Stainthorpe, of Starbeck, who was a gardener, is with him. Kendall's brother Harry Kendall is in the South.


Harrogate Herald - 30th January 1918

Bugler Kendall writes : 

Would you please convey my sincere thanks to the ex-Mayor, Mr Fleming, for the socks which I received through you? I can assure you my leave was all the more enjoyable, seeing I was fortunate enough to call on you when you were not so busy, and I must admit you are a busy man at these times. I thoroughly enjoyed our little talk together.


Harrogate Herald - 29th January 1919

W H Breare letter

Bugler Kendall, KRR, was demobilised on Thursday, after being in the Army since 1915, and has got temporary employment with his old firm at Ripon. His brother, Corporal Kendall, is with the RAF, attached to the army of occupation in Germany.


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