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B Smith


Harrogate Herald - 30th May 1917


Private T W Scruton says : 

Although I am not a Harrogate lad, I have been working there for about six years in the hotels, including Wellington, Beechwood, and the Claremont. I always enjoy reading your letter to the boys on active service. That is generally the first thing I read after looking to see if there are any photos of men I know. I saw one little bit where one woman said she would be sorry when the war is over, as she likes to read your letter so much. Well, I say with all the others, I shall be glad when it is over. I saw that H T Riley has written you a letter about their battalion and how they had distinguished themselves - the good old Beechwood Boys. I keep coming across some Harrogate lads in my travels. I met B Smith, newsagent, Cold Bath Road, last week. I saw a lot of the Beechwood Boys once out here. My brother is with them, and I happened to go and see him, as they were quite close to us just at that time. In my last letter to you I believe I asked you to get me an ordinary razor if you could, but I know you have such a lot of various things to send off. I wish to be remembered to Mrs W L Whewell. I know her very well with being at the Claremont. I see she has done some good work for our lads in the way of knotting socks, etc.


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