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Private J Mawson


Harrogate Herald - 2nd May 1917

Roll of Honour

Official news has been received that Private J Mawson (Dragoon Guards) was wounded in action on Easter Tuesday, and is now lying in the 32nd Stationary Hospital, Boulogne, France. He is the son of William Mawson, Shaw Mills, near Harrogate.


Harrogate Herald - 30th May 1917

W H Breare letter

Will my friend in Boulogne, who is good enough to look after Harrogate boys in hospital there, kindly send me his address, as I had the misfortune to mislay it? Trooper J Mawson (Dragoon Guards), 32 Stationary Hospital (E Ward), Wimereux, Boulogne, who comes from Shaw Mills, near Harrogate, is dangerously ill in that hospital I should be glad if my friend would send me the latest news respecting him. He is a brother of Mrs Matterson, Nelson Arms, Shaw Mills, Harrogate. My friend might write to Mrs Matterson direct, if he thought it preferable.


Harrogate Herald - 13th June 1917

W H Breare letter

My friend in Boulogne wired me on Thursday that Mawson left for England on the 28th, and that Jenkinson, the son of the cab proprietor I told you about, was leaving for England immediately. It was very nice to receive this telegram. I went at once to the cab rank opposite where Jenkinson's father stands to find him, but was sorry to hear he was home ill, and had not been able to turn out, even at Whitsuntide. I consulted the good hearted cabbies there, and they agreed they would get the information to the father, so I hope the news will have cheered him up and hastened his recovery. I was at a loss at first to identify Mawson; but, strange to say, a letter from my son who is at the Front, reminded me that he was J Mawson, years ago one of the farm boys of Mr Whitley, Darley - in fact, at the time when my son was studying farming there. Remarkable how promptly and curiously information for you boys turns up, isn't it?


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