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Harrogate Herald - 7th April 1915

W S Bruce, writing from the Front, says :

Dear Mr Breare, Just a few lines to thank you for sending me the Harrogate Herald. It is quite a treat to read the news of the old town, and very interesting too. We always do our best to squeeze in a few minutes to have a look through your paper. We had the Bishop of London at our camp last Tuesday. Sorry to say I didn't see him, as I was with half of our lads at the trenches. I suppose he cheered our chaps up a lot. I had the pleasure of running across an old school chums of mine last week, to wit, Percy Calvert. I can tell you we have had a little jubilee on our own to celebrate the event. It is really surprising whom one meets out here. Have also met Beer and Stevenson and several more Harrogate chaps. Well, Mr Breare, we are all cheerful and happy and looking pictures of health. I think the bright weather has a lot to do with it. We are now back at our base getting ready for another move. Hope this finds you as well as it leaves me. Thanking you once again,

Yours sincerely, W S Bruce

PS. I am afraid I shall not be able to get boating at Knaresborough this Easter.


Harrogate Herald - 22nd December 1915

Trooper H Matson writes : 

Just a few lines in answer to you kindness in sending me your paper, which I must say is well read by the few Harrogate men in this Regiment. Well, the weather here is very bad at present, plenty of rain, etc., the same as you are having. Would any of your readers care to oblige by sending us a gramophone -any old one will do - to pass away the hours of a night when our day's work is finished? I am sure it will be a great pastime for us. If anyone had one which they had no use for, it would be greatly appreciated. I met a fellow named Stevenson out here the other week. I expect you will be supplying him with the Herald each week. I have no more to say this time, but will send you a few lines later on. Wishing your paper every success.


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