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Harrogate Herald - 3rd February 1915

W H Breare letter

William Myers, Robert Wetherill, both of the 1st West Yorks, and George Simpson, all three Spofforth men, had the good fortune to meet in the trenches. You can imagine what a joy this lucky encounter would be to them.

 

Harrogate Herald - 1st December 1915

W H Breare letter

It is a matter of extreme satisfaction to all of us connected with the Herald to know that our paper is serving useful and novel purposes in the interests of you boys at the Front. Here is a case in point. Private L Nightingale, of Pannal Junction, landed in Suvla Bay (Dardenelles). He was not aware of the presence in that part of any Harrogate boys. You may imagine his delight when he received a certain copy of the Herald to find that Harrogate soldiers were very near him. He ascertained this from the picture page and accompanying soldiers' letters. At the first opportunity he made a tour of the trenches, and by the help of the Herald portraits not only found friends but Harrogate men he did not know, identifying them by their likenesses. You can imagine the lonely feelings he first entertained, surrounded by so many strange faces, was soon dispelled. Spofforth people will be pleased to know that he found Myers, of Spofforth, an old Sunday school fellow. Nightingale served three years with Mr Gunter ay Wetherby as a jockey. Nightingale had to go into hospital at Malta, but is now doing well.

 

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