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Sapper Herbert Tipling

 
 

Harrogate Herald - 3rd January 1917

Sapper H Tipling, who is a prisoner in Germany, writing home to his mother at 11 Roker Road, Harrogate, says : 

I am in the best of health, hoping you are the same. I received the boots, leather and nails, and thank Mr Breare for them. Three parcels I received together and four of your one day. They had all been delayed, but were in good condition. Remember me to all.

 

Harrogate Herald - 8th August 1917

W H Breare letter

A letter has come from Herbert Tipling, son of Mrs Tipling, 11 Roker Road, Harrogate, who is a prisoner in Germany. He says he keeps getting the parcels sent by Mr Breare through the agency of the Royal Engineers. He asks for books. I am sorry that it will not be possible to send reading matter to Germany. If I should happen to find a way of doing so I will not forget Herbert Tipling, nor any of my friends, who are prisoners in Germany. By the way, I want to explain something. I am frequently asking for help fro prisoners in Germany, but in reality the fund is that of the Advertiser, and that paper should have credit for it. It is a great privilege, however, for me to do what I can to help that fund, and this I never cease to do.

 

Harrogate Herald - 8th August 1917

W H Breare letter

I have just received a letter from Mrs J Tipling, of 17 Lanthorn Road, Frizinghall, Bradford, saying she has received a letter from her husband, Corporal Tipling, of the West Yorks, stating that he is in Passmore Edwards Hospital, London, suffering from the effects of gas, but is improving very nicely. He is the eldest son of Mrs Tipling, Roker Road, Harrogate, and brother of Sapper H Tipling, who is a prisoner of war in Germany. There seems to have been quite a number of gas cases recently. I wish you boys would keep a constant eye on your gas helmets. I shall not forget in a hurry that gas attack of December 19th, 1915, which caught so many of our brave lads. They were unprepared then, and one Harrogate boy in his haste to warn the others forgot his own helmet and died of gas poisoning. You could help each other a lot if you reminded those about you occasionally that there were such things as gas helmets and should always be within reach.

 

Harrogate Herald 8th August 1917

Mrs J Tipling, of 17 Lynthorne Road, Frizinghall, Bradford, has received a letter from her husband, Corporal Tipling, West Yorks, stating that he is in the Passmore Edwards' Hospital, London, suffering from the effects of gas, but is improving very nicely. He is the eldest son of Mrs Tipling, Roker Road, Harrogate, and a brother of Sapper H Tipling, who is a Prisoner of War in Germany.

 

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