Harrogate Herald - 10th April 1918
W H Breare letter
Driver Rex Botting, MT, son of Mr and Mrs T Botting (the father
works at Stokes and Peel's), looked in the other day whilst on
leave. He has not a Harrogate man, not even a Yorkshireman, with
him. About a month ago he met Savage, who used to drive for
Mr Herbert Frankling, surgeon, whose name you will at once recognise
as that of a very good friend, as he is, indeed, of so many of us.
Botting, I pleased to say, brought his wife with him - a clever
little woman who has given me a splendid idea. Her husband could not
have arrived home when coming on leave without having to stop a
night in Leeds but for his wife, who sent to Leeds her bike, and the
husband came expeditiously home on that. Now, there is s tip for
some of our other Harrogate and district soldiers. Before joining
the Army, Botting drove for Dr Thompson, who before the war lived at
Beech Lodge, Low Harrogate. The doctor is in the Army now.