Harrogate Herald - 24th January 1917
W Rowling writes :
Just a line to let you know that I have arrived here
safely, and after travelling in the "corridor trains" (?),
otherwise trucks, have landed within sound of the big guns. You will
understand I am unable to mention what place we are at, but it is
practically all alike round here - dirty, and not a bit like home.
At present we are billeted in barns, etc. The weather is anything
but pleasant, wet and cold; but of course we cannot grumble, except
to ourselves. I haven't come across anyone I know yet, but there is
plenty of time. There are several local boys in my section, so if
you send the Herald to me I can pass it on. There is S Ridehalgh,
J McNichol, of New Park, and one or two more. Wishing you and Mrs B
a happy and prosperous New Year.
Harrogate Herald - 1st January 1919
Photo - S Ridehalgh, 2/5th West Yorks, wounded 9th May,