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Private J H Renshaw


Harrogate Herald - 28th March 1917


Private J H Renshaw says : 

By now you will all about the good news (re the advance). It ought to cheer up the folks at home. Anyway, it's made the boys out here happy. (Enough said!) I am pleased to see that the people of Harrogate are still looking after the comfort of the local lads on active service by sending out socks, etc. no one knows better than myself what a change of socks means to the boys out here, and how hard it is to get some unless some kind-hearted person sends them out from the dear homeland. As I am writing this the rain is busy making more mud for the troops to splash in. if any of your kind readers have a fountain pen they can spare, I should be pleased to receive same, as it is very hard to get pen and ink out here, and we sometimes like to write our letters as they should be written. Mt T A Cornell, Station Studios, sent me some fags last week - a pleasant surprise. PS - Will let you know if I meet any Harrogate boys out here.


Harrogate Herald - 25th April 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 :

J H Renshaw


Harrogate Herald - 9th may 1917


2nd Air Mechanic J H Renshaw writes : 

Many thanks for Herald dated 25/4/17, and just received. I notice in same that you have posted to me a fountain pen and ink, which I asked for a few weeks ago. I have not received same as yet, but hope to do so soon. I shall be greatly obliged if you will give my best thanks to Miss M Lister, of Pannal, for the above gift. You will be pleased to know that I have at last got my transfer from the 9th Essex Regiment, to the RFC as photographer. I have not seen any Harrogate boys yet, but hope to do so before long. The weather out here now is very warm; in fact, too warm for the work on hand, but that's better than the rain. We are all looking forward to the end of the war, and if things go on as of late we shall be home for Xmas next. With best thanks for your kindness. PS - I have sent Mr T A Cornall [Thomas A Cornall, photographer, Station Square : Residence - Moorlands, Skipton Road] two of my photos taken out here for him to copy, so if you care to include same in your photo record do so.


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