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Private R Oram


Harrogate Herald - 24th November 1915

Private R Oram writes : 

Many thanks for papers and received them all quite safe. Very glad to see the old town still the same as usual. I am hoping to pay it a visit very soon now, as it is nearly 15 months I have been out here now and never left the regiment for a day, so I think I am almost entitled to one now. Never mind, everything comes to those who wait. We have just returned from the trenches after six very dirty days. We had very heavy rain for the first five days, which left them in a terrible state, but we are quite used to this after last winter, and glad to say we are better prepared for this one. I recognised many of the photos in the last issue of the Herald, and think they are excellent. You will be quite surprised to find this written in ink, but it is not always we can procure this, more often pencil. Well, Sir, I think I have told you all this time, so will now close.


Harrogate Herald - 3rd January 1917


AB F Robinson, of HMS Cornwallis, in an appreciative letter to Mr Breare, says : 

Your picture page is of great interest to me, as I always look for photos of my chums. From time to time I have seen different people who I know quite well. By the way, I should like to ask a favour of you, if it is possible. If you have any spare space, will you please insert my congratulations to Private R Oram, of the Cameronians, on his winning the Military Medal? He was a great chum of mine both at school and after we left. I saw it in your paper, and not knowing his address I cannot write and congratulate him. I am living in hopes of being home early in the New Year and then I will come and thank you personally. I should like to know how Harrogate is looking now, it will be rather strange to me. Wishing you a happy New Year and your paper the best of luck.


Harrogate Herald - 21st March 1917

W H Breare letter

Private R Oram wants the address of Bob Jackson, of the West Yorks. Perhaps someone will let me know.


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