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Corporal W Price


Harrogate Herald - 9th May 1917


Corporal W R Price writes : 

As you will no doubt have seen, we have been hard at it this last few months, and have gained a splendid result; that it, the taking of Baghdad from the hands of the Turk. I am pleased to say that I am going on A1 and keeping in the best of health, as I hope this letter finds you. This is a fine old city, very picturesque and well worth seeing. My battalion was the first to enter it; in fact, my company; that is, to march through and hoist the Union Jack, the first ever flown over it as a British possession. I am pleased to say that the Herald was one of the first papers to arrive here; also as we had a mail the day after, which brought me two. We are now in camp, having a well-earned rest after a fortnight's hard fighting and marching. Wishing your paper every success.


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