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
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?