Harrogate Herald - 24th October 1917
W H Breare letter
Private J T Marshall is in No. 1 Ward, A
Division, Military Hospital, Eastleigh, Hants. He writes to his
mother to say that he is only there for a few days and then will be
coming into Yorkshire, he hopes. He tells her that he is all right.
You will know the father when I tell you that he is at the wine
merchant's in Montpellier Parade. You will likewise remember that Mr
& Mrs Marshall lost a son in the war, some time ago. I have
been much interested to read J R Marshall's letter to his
mother, it is so gentle, kind and considerate of her and his father.
I don't know Marshall, but I am sure that he is one of the right
sort. It has been a pleasure for me during this war to notice that
boys that are so very good to their mothers invariably turn out
well-equipped in all the highest virtues of real manhood.
Harrogate Herald - 7th November 1917
W H Breare letter
I told you in a former letter that I was constantly
asked to obtain the transfer of Harrogate wounded soldiers to their
own town. Although the hospital authorities here do everything they
can to help in these cases, it does not always come off. For
instance : I had two replies sent to me by my friend Captain Titley,
who is always doing his best for these lads, which said with regard
to Patrick J Black : "This man has only a flesh wound, which
will probably heal in the course of two weeks. On that
account", the head of the hospital writes, "I do not
recommend transfer". Then in the case of Private J R
Marshall a letter from the officer commanding in the hospital
where he is says : "Private J R Marshall will shortly be sent
on furlough". So the friends of these men will shortly have
them amongst them.
Harrogate Herald - 13th February 1918
Roll of Honour
Lance Corporal J T Marshall, West Yorks, of 83 Mayfield
Grove, Harrogate, is in hospital in Aberdeen, suffering with injury
to his knee. Before enlisting in June, 1916, he was 12 years with Mr
H Bentley, Market Hall, Harrogate.