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W Tipling


Harrogate Herald - 3rd March 1915

Recruiting in Harrogate during the month of February has been fairly brisk. The names of those who have enlisted through the medium of the Recruiting Office in Station Square are as follows : 

T H Potter, R Cornall, T Johnson, H Massheder, J McLaughlin, Percy Cash, H Morrell, C J Summersall, F G Squire, C E Crossley, A J Lale, A Dewar, C Lewis, A Addison, G Addison, G McGuire, M J Lyons, G E Mathers, W Tipling, E Marshall, W Younger, C Tranill, H B Broadley, G T Gamage, Ingham, Dobby, Brearley, Riley, E Simpson, J W Lamb, E Shackleton, P C Moorey, J Roker, F Slinger, A Harrison, W A Wray, J Elsworth, J A Bayley, F V Thackwray, W Smithson, and Stephen Fountain.

This list does not include those joining the colours through the Westminster Chambers agency, nor those who join the Yorkshire Hussars and Yorkshire Dragoons direct


Harrogate Herald - 3rd January 1917

W Tipling writes : 

Dear Mr Breare, I am writing these few lines to thank you for the Herald you have kindly sent me. I got it on the 8th of this month, so you see it has been on the way over three weeks. We don't seem to be able to get our letters very regularly out here. I expect you will wonder what I am doing in the Derbyshire Yeomanry. Well, there was about a hundred of us transferred out of the Yorkshire Hussars to make up a draft for out here. There are a few Harrogate and Starbeck lads along with me, so the Herald has done good service this week. There was a lot of interesting news in it, and we have just about read the print off. I was very sorry to see F Bowser had been killed. He and I were the best of school chums. Well, we have had some bad weather this week, but I think it has changed a bit now. There isn't much to see out here except hills and mountains. We are at present at a remount depot amongst the horses and mules, so you can guess that we have plenty to do. Remember me to all the boys in your next issue. Hoping you are in the best of health, as it leaves me at present, and wishing you and your paper every success in the coming year. PS. Wishing you a merry Xmas and a prosperous New Year.


Harrogate Herald - 24th January 1917

W Tipling says : 

I must not forget to tell you that the last two weeks I have received two copies each week for the same date. I think it must be that two people have my address on their list. Not that two are no use, because there are about a dozen chaps along with me from Harrogate and district, and they all rush to me for it. So would you be so kind as to put G Palmer on your list for a Herald. He is the same address as mine. Well, we are having very nice weather just now. We see plenty of excitement every day. Only today enemy aeroplanes passed over and the guns in the vicinity were peppering at them. They were travelling at a great height and speed, and got away. Again thanking you for the good paper that enables us to spend a few happy hours. Wishing you and your paper every success in the coming year.


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