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Bombardier Andrew Robinson

 
 

Harrogate Herald - 2nd January 1918

Letters

Bombardier Andrew Robinson, in a letter home, tells of his experience during what he estimates a 7,000 miles journey. The heat through the day in Mesopotamia, he says, is terrible, and the night the very reverse, when the cold almost perishes them. They are kept awake at night by the barking of the jackals. Grapes, dates, figs, prickly pear, pineapple, pomegranates, and Indian corn suggest a different class of cultivation altogether to that in England, an furnish an interesting experience. At times, he adds, we can hardly tell there is a war on, everything is so quiet, but still there is a longing for home. After struggling with mules he now has camels and oxen to look after.

 

Harrogate Herald - 2nd January 1918

Letters

Bombardier A Robinson writes to thank Mr J W Scott, of Killinghall, for cigarettes which we forwarded him purchased with a donation from the above named gentleman.

 

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