Harrogate Herald - 6th January 1915
Private H G Marshall, writing to Mr Robert Robinson
at the Harrogate Herald office, says :
Dear Mr Robinson, Just a line
to say that I am out here in the thick of the fighting. We are
having a pretty rough time, but we are doing our best. I have just
been reading the Harrogate paper, which was interesting. The weather
here is trying, especially for the horses. With best wishes, yours
sincerely, Private H G Marshall, 4 Troop, B Squadron, 3rd Hussars,
British Expeditionary Force.
Harrogate Herald - 15th December 1915
Private H G Marshall writes :
I am writing to thank you for the paper which you so kindly send
to me every week. We have often been short of something to read, and
your Harrogate has been passed round the Troop. You will be glad to
hear that I have secured a post as clerk at the headquarters here.
After long vigils, etc, in the trenches it comes as a great relief.
It was mainly, I believe, through the instrumentality of Mr Robinson
that I receive your paper. Please convey my kind regards and thanks
to him. I am sure had my late father lived to see what Harrogate has
done in the way of recruiting, he would have been very proud. It was
very interesting to read of Mr Lynn Breare's wedding, and, although
late, my best wishes are with them. It is something like twenty
years ago since I last saw your son. I must now draw to a close,
hoping you are well, and wishing you a very happy Xmas. PS - I have
been out here for fifteen months now.