Harrogate Herald - 13th February 1918
Acknowledging the Herald, W Reynard says
It livens one up to hear a bit of news of the old
town. Every time I read it, it brings to me remembrances of the old
lads who have laid down their lives for their country, but are far
better off where they are, resting in peace. I wish you and the old
friends a bright and prosperous New Year. PS - If at any time you
see Eric Waters will you remember me to him and tell him I am still
Harrogate Herald – 29th January 1919
Private W Reynard writes :
I hope you are in good health, also your wife, as it leaves me in
the pink. We are in a decent place at the present, and the people
treat us very well; indeed, we are on the Belgium frontier. I hope
to back home before long among my townspeople. It is a very dreary
life out here. There are a decent number of men going home at
present, but of course it is very slow; but we have no need to
grumble, we are having a little parade and sports to keep the men
fit. I think they want to get rid of many men as soon as they can.
Thanking you once again for your papers. It brightens up many a
spare hour or two to read about the old town and what is going on. I
expect you are kept quite busy with the old lads who have been
prisoners. I am glad they have got back into civilisation again.
Wishing you and your staff the best wishes for the New Year.