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Arthur Makin


Harrogate Herald - 28th November 1917

W H Breare letter

Then, too, I have had Sapper J W Makin, RE, who has been home on 14 days' leave. He is married and his wife is staying in Leeds. Makin was apprenticed to Stott and Alcock. He has been three years in France, kept well, and, as he puts it, "never been touched". His brother, Arthur Makin, of the Yorks Hussars, is at Bridlington. He is a shoeing smith by trade, and is in training at the present time. Sapper Makin is engaged on light railway work. You know, those things that run up the rations and ammunition to the firing line. As you are aware, his work is not without danger. Unfortunately I did not happen to see Makin, but Hornsey was in my office to receive him, and he got these particulars from him. I am hoping yet to meet Makin, if not this time, trust I shall do so on a future occasion, and that before long.


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