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Private George Slack


Harrogate Herald - 9th May 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 G Slack


Harrogate Herald - 23rd May 1917


Private G Slack says : 

I see by last week's Herald that Ernest Bowers [Should this be Bowser...?] and Alf Cann have both been killed, which news I was sorry to read, as I went to school with them and both were great friends of mine.


Harrogate Herald - 27th June 1917

W H Breare letter

In reply to Private G Slack's enquiry. Mr Bullemoore's address is still the Grand Hotel, now the Furness Hospital.


Harrogate Herald - 1st August 1917


Private G Slack writes : 

I was sorry to notice the announcement in your last paper about Mr Searle and Mr Horner, as I knew them both well for years. I am sorry for both their wives with each three children to look after. They have something on at this time of unrest. Oh, there is one thing I would like to ask of you. I could make out the address of Mrs King, who gave you the cards for me. If you could oblige me with it I will write her and thank her for them. I have been in the line for a few days and had a pretty warm time. They caught a few of our boys this time. I have had the pleasure of seeing one of the German planes hit with a shell, and it came down on our left. [The address of Mrs King is 48 Unity Grove, Harrogate - Ed.]


Harrogate Herald - 5th September 1917


Private G Slack says : 

I am pleased to say we are a good few miles behind the line out for a rest, and again we have seen that rare sight - shops and civilians. I had a ride on the bike the other day, and came across T Lowrey, who used to be at the Opera House in the gallery pay box. He tells me I am the first Harrogate lad he has seen since he came into this country. I have been a bit luckier than him, as at last I have got someone in the company who worked at the Queen Hotel. His name is Shaw. I read your paper then pass it on to him. He tells me you are a brick to send papers out like that, and your letter to the boys, he says, it is a treat.


Harrogate Herald - 17th October 1917

Roll of Honour

Private George Slack, MGC, of 10 Nydd Vale Terrace, Harrogate, was wounded in the right knee on October 4th. He was removed to the 3rd Canadian Hospital in France and then to Glasgow. He is the brother-in-law of George Robinson, who before enlisting was employed at R Ackrill's process block department. Slack joined the Army a year last May and went to France on the 4th March last.


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