Harrogate Herald - 2nd May 1917
W H Breare letter
I had news from lots of Harrogate boys when Private G Eaddie,
RAMC, came in last Friday, from Elmwood Street. He has been out
since July 4th, 1915. Before the war he was twelve years with Maxwell
Grayson, wine merchants, James Street. Of the six lads who
enlisted and went out with him, only one remains, and that is Wood.
Eaddie has been at the Dardanelles, Suvla Bay, Egypt, and now
France. He came home on leave on Tuesday of last week, and returns
today. He met Johnson, who worked for Knowles, wine
merchant, Parliament Street; likewise E Tindall, who was with
us; Sergeant Birkhill, J W Smith, H Lockwood,
who, by the way, is reported missing, and Dent, named
"Major", as well as Oddy, Ted's son. The last two
he saw only three weeks ago, and they were well. Then he has seen Harry
Robinson, Taylor, Syd Dawson, and Simpson.
Robinson and Simpson were in the Salvage Corps.