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Gunner E Newlove

 
 
Harrogate Herald - 25th April 1917

Harrogate and District men who are serving with the Colours at the Front, and are in the Herald list to receive papers every week.

Gunner E Newlove


Letters

Gunner E Newlove writes : Having obtained a copy of the Herald in this desolate spot, I thought I should drop a line to let you know of the pleasure I derive from the same. I wish you could see your way clear to forward me one occasionally, just to save me from disappointment. I am an ex-railway worker on the NER, having been brought up at Boroughbridge, and should like to communicate with any of my friends who I have lost sight of. I have heard from different sources that several of my old chums are serving on the front, so would you put this in your paper and give my address to anyone who asks for it. There are several cases we have had to laugh at in your paper. You say so-and-so has had his first leave after twelve months' service. Well, we consider him very fortunate. I served in France over seven months. From there I came straight to the Balkans, where I have been in over 15 months, and there are no signs of leave until Le Gurre Finis. Another case : A friend of yours who has been stationed at the base states what a beautiful country this is. He ought to be sent up to where we are. I am sure he would change his views. We are living rather well considering the difficulties of transport, but I am afraid the enemy opposite us cannot say the same. It is a regular occurrence to see them coming across "No Man's Land" waving the white flag, which must be part of their rations. They are poor specimens of men, half-starved and their clothes in tatters. We are having glorious weather and looking for the word to go forward, which we hope will lead to a grand final. Wish your paper every success - (We have put Gunner Newlove on our list to receive the Herald - Ed)


Harrogate Herald - 20th June 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 :

E Newlove

 

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