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Private E Matson

 
 

Harrogate Herald - 1st December 1915

Private E Matson, 3rd Hussars, writes : 

November 20th 1915. I have been a long time writing to thank you for sending me the Herald out here. I enjoy reading about Harrogate. I have not had much time, as we have been constantly on the move to find fresh billets, so as to get our horses under cover. But it is like jumping out of the frying pan into the fire. If we get good places to sleep, and if a good place to sleep a bad one for the horses. I am going up trench digging. I think it will be better than looking after four or five horses and doing guard every other night. When we go trench digging we only work f hours a day and do no guards. I have met two or three Harrogate chaps in the 6th Dragoon Guards out here. They belong to our Brigade. Well, I think I will draw this letter to a close. Wishing you and your paper the best of luck.

 

Harrogate Herald - 31st January 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 :

Private E Matson

 

Harrogate Herald - 11th July 1917

W H Breare letter

Private E Matson, son of Sergeant-Major and Mrs Matson, 42 Cecil Street, called on Monday. He belongs to his father's old regiment, the 3rd Hussars, and it is two years in august since he was last home. He is a Regular. The father is serving, I believe, in France. Tommy Askew, of Carlisle, has been with pre Matson, but is now at home with the Reserve Cavalry. Matson has had rather hard luck in his endeavours to look up Harrogate boys. He found out where the West Yorks were supposed to be, but when he got there they had just gone. He was looking out for chaps of the United Methodist Church Football Club, but did not succeed in seeing any of them. He likewise tried to find Norman Wells, whose father id landlord of the Ebor. Norman is in the Scots Greys, but Matson never managed to see him. My visitor looks well, and is in excellent spirits. You will perhaps know his Uncle Tom, who has a taxicab of his own. Of course, he was delighted to be at home, and found Harrogate very beautiful, but his experience was like that of other boys from the Front; the town is all right, but his old pals seem to have gone away for the day - or longer. He knows, however, that they are in the Army.

 

Harrogate Herald - 5th December 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 :

Private E Matson

 

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