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Harrogate Herald - 7th February 1917

W H Breare letter

Private Jack Dalby, son of Mr T Dalby, of High Harrogate [Probably Thomas Dalby of 7 Thompson's Yard], gave me a call today. He worked at the Herald Office a while, but as with Mr Scholes, plumber, [Charles Scholes, Registered sanitary plumber, Glazier, Gasfitter, etc., Eldon House, Promenade Square, and 5 Valley Mount] when he enlisted at the age of 16. He went out to France in July, 1915. When his officer discovered his age he was going to send Dalby back to England but he begged to go along with the boys, and was put on escort for rations. This is his first leave, and he has enjoyed good health all the time he has been out. Amongst his lot are Signaller Tyreman, and Wood, from Starbeck, Lamb from Starbeck, is also on ASC transport duty, in which Dalby is employed. Morris, of Knaresborough, has been with him since the battalion was formed. The officer has kept young Dalby out of the firing line.


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