Harrogate Herald - 1st December 1915
Private C Taylor writes :
Just a line to thank you for the papers you so
kindly used to send me when I was in France. You will be surprised
to hear that I was wounded on the 24th October, when my Battalion
was in the trenches at Ypres. The bullet hit me in the muscle of the
left arm, coming out in the chest. It severed the main leader in the
arm, rendering the arm useless, but I am hoping I will regain the
use of it in time.
Harrogate Herald - 21st March 1917
W H Breare letter
Private C Taylor, of the West Yorks, and of Knaresborough,
is the son of Mr W J Taylor, The Hermitage, Knaresborough.
The boy was wounded on October 24th, 1916, [See above - Should this
read 1915 ?] in the chest, and the missile went through his arm,
causing a "dropped" wrist. He has been in hospital four
months, but was lucky enough to get to a Harrogate establishment
part of that time. He has also been at Beckett's Park and the
Chatham hospitals. He is so much better that on Monday he went to an
Army Pay Corps in the South. He could not tell me much about the
original boys, for his lot have been scattered. He is very well in
himself, and quite cheerful. He hopes eventually to recover the use
of his wrist and hand.