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Sergeant Shaw


Harrogate Herald - 4th April 1917

W Rowling writes : 

You must forgive me for not acknowledging receipt of the Harrogate Herald, which I have received weekly and have found something worth reading in them. News is scarce out here, but plenty of rumours. Since I last wrote to you I have moved several times and have seen some scenes of terrible fighting - The district of which I am not allowed to disclose. I have seen a few local lads out here. A chap called Sutcliffe, of Skipton Road, in the Royal Garrison Artillery, and a Yates, Royal Army Medical Corps, of King's Road. I was pleased to read of Sergeant Shaw being presented with his Military Medal. I wish I could have been there, but all the same he has my best wishes for a safe return. The weather has not been anything flash lately, but it seems to be clearing up now, which will make marching easier. I have slept in some strange places - shell holes, trenches, and yards down in the earth. I am sorry to say we have lost our Major, but you will have received the information before now.


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