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Harrogate Herald - 15th December 1915

L Taylor, 10th Yorks and Lancs, writes : 

As I now have a few moments to spare, I think I will write you a few lines to thank you for the Herald, which you have been so kind to send me. I think it is hardly necessary to say how much we look forward to our Saturday morning's post, which brings us the paper in which we read the most welcome news from the old country. I must try to tell you some of our doings out here, as I know they will interest you. We are at present doing four days in the trenches and four out. Our four days out are spent in getting our clothes dry and free from the mud we gather while in the trenches, which I may say are in rather bad condition owing to the amount of rain we have had during the last week. The weather has been very mild for the last week or so, with a lot of rain. We were all confined to billets last night owing to the Germans dropping a few shells into this town. I am pleased to say they did not do much damage, apart from them hitting a house or two. I think it will interest you to know about our pudding which we make in the trenches. As it does not want much skill as a cook to make it, a great number of chaps have it for dinner. We get a number of biscuits, break them into small pieces, then place them into water and boil till soft (which is rather a long job with Army biscuits). Then add jam to taste, and you have the noted "Trench Pudding", ready for the table d'Hote. Well, I don't think I have anything else to say, except we all keep smiling and longing for the time when the Germans are squashed. With this I conclude. Again thanking you for your paper, and wishing it and you every success.

 

Harrogate Herald - 21st March 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 :

L Taylor

 

 

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