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Private A Priestley


Harrogate Herald - 28th November 1917


Private A Priestley writes : 

I don't know how to thank you for your kindness to me, and it is good of your many kind friends in Harrogate to think of us in the way they do, and I thank them heartily. I received your undervest and razor quite safe and sound, and the razor is a ???per. Please thank Mr J E S??????, Parliament Street, kindly for a ?????. I am badly in need of a shirt and socks, and if I had these I should be set up for the winter. We have been putting light railway down day and night, so by the time you get this letter you will hear some good news from Bapaume way. It is very hard work. I can tell you, and I am just knocked out and ready for a rest. I look forward to the Herald news as it were a letter from home as your weekly letter makes one feel as if we were in Harrogate - it is fine reading.


Harrogate Herald - 16th January 1918

Roll of Honour

Private A Priestley has been invalided home with trench fever, and is now an inmate of the Mill Road Infirmary, Liverpool.


Harrogate Herald - 30th January 1918


Writing from hospital in Liverpool, Private A Priestley says : 

Thanks so much for the parcel and contents to hand. I am writing the kind donors to thank them for their gifts. I am pleased to say I am getting on all right! Had a turn for the better.


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