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Private Fred Todd


Harrogate Herald - 18th April 1917

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Private F Todd (West Yorks), son of Mr & Mrs Joseph Todd, Knaresborough, has been wounded in the leg by a bullet, and is in hospital. The following letter has been received by Mr Todd from the company sergeant : 

Dear Mr Todd, I thought I would drop you a line to inform you of he nature of Fred's injury, as you will have no doubt received notice that Fred was wounded on the night of the 1st inst. He was one of a party employed in carrying rations to the front line, when hw was hit by a bullet from a Boche machine gun. He is nor seriously wounded; in fact, he is far from bad. He was in great spirits at the prospect of being sent over to 'dear old Blighty'. He was hit in the left leg. I might add that Fred was one of the best soldiers in my platoon, and if he had been another day with us he would have been lance corporal. I am sorry to lose him, but hop he has a long stay in England. Wishing both you and Fred the best of luck - G E Emmott (Sgt).


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