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Private Alfred Scruton


Harrogate Herald - 30th May 1917


Private A Scruton writes : 

I don't suppose you will know the sender of this note personally, although you will no doubt have seen me many a time, as I lived with an uncle of mine (Mr Wood) in Montpellier Street for a number of years. I have lived in the good old town 16 years, so have got pretty well acquainted with it and the inhabitants. Seeing one or two of our boys get th Herald sent by you, I should be very pleased to receive one to see how things are going on in the town. We have had a pretty rough time of it just lately, but we know and feel that every little helps to bring it to the finish, (We have put Pte Scruton on our list for the Herald - Ed)


Harrogate Herald - 20th June 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 :

Private A Scruton


Harrogate Herald - 19th December 1917

W H Breare letter

I have had a call from Private T W Scruton, of the West Yorks, son of Mr and Mrs T Scruton, Ribston, who used to work at the Wellington and Beechwood, who is home on 14 days' leave. His brother Alfred Scruton, a Beechwood Boy, lodged with Mr R Wood in Montpelier Street. He has hurt his knee and is in hospital. My visitor had been in France 12 months and looks none the worse for it. In fact, I should say, better. Robshaw and Earnshaw, of Starbeck, are with him in his lot. The Yorkshire Hussars have been transferred to his company. These include Mark Hutchinson, Duchy Avenue, and other Harrogate lads. T W Scruton was slightly wounded in august, but he did not come home. Dolphin, of Pateley, who was killed, was in Scruton's platoon.


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