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Private A G Trowsdale

 
 

Harrogate Herald - 18th April 1917

Letters

Private A G Trowsdale says : 

I must apologise for not writing before to thank you for the Herald which I receive weekly, but we have had a fairly busy time and have only nine days ago finished an 80 mile route march, and on Easter Sunday we did an 11 miles march. When in the trenches the last time, about a month ago, in the regiment which relieved us I met Howard Horner. I think you will remember him - he was in the local "Terriers" before the war, and I think he is now CSM. He is the only Harrogate man I have met out here. What do you think to the war now? What with America coming in and the Germans retreating, I think things are bucking up, and I expect to be home in "civvies" for Xmas. I must close now, hoping you are A1, and again thanking you for the paper.

 

Harrogate Herald - 2nd May 1917

Roll of Honour

Private A G Trowsdale, HAC, son of Mr Trowsdale, of Knaresborough Road, Harrogate, was wounded in the back after the recent fighting by a piece shrapnel after he had been through several engagements from which he came out all right. He received the wound as he was going to the rest camp. He is now at the Wharncliffe War Hospital, Sheffield.

 

Harrogate Herald - 2nd May 1917

W H Breare letter

I have just had Mr Trowsdale [Probably : Arthur E Trowsdale, commission agent, Ingleneuk, 18 Knaresborough Road] in, who has told me that his son, Private L Trowsdale, who won the Military Medal some time ago, has just been presented with a bar for bravery at Ypres. His brother, A G Trowsdale, has been through lively times, and came out all right, but going back for a rest he got a shrapnel splinter in his back, and is now in Wharncliffe Hospital, Sheffield. His wound is giving no cause for anxiety, I am happy to say.

 

Harrogate Herald - 23rd May 1917

Letters

Thanking Mr W H Breare for the Herald, P H Lawtry says : 

It was like a ray of sunshine to us Harrogate boys. Before I had had the paper a day I had six more Harrogate men wanting to borrow it. Of course I said, "With pleasure, after me". We are all so very pleased to hear of Trowsdale's further decoration. He was one of our very best pals, always on the spot when wanted. We are away from the trenches. Pte Dickinson is also down here.

 

Harrogate Herald - 18th July 1917

W H Breare letter

I told you at the time that Private A G Trowsdale, HAC, was wounded. On Monday he came over to see me fresh from hospital. He got his wound on the 25th of April, and after an operation in France was transferred to Sheffield. In addition to his would he was suffering from trench fever, and then he developed diphtheria. After a sick furlough he will have to report to his depot in London. But he is not fit yet, though bright and able to get about. Trowsdale told me that the only Harrogate man he had met was Company Sergeant Major Howard Horner. It was one dark night about 12 o'clock that the Beechwood Boys came to relieve his lot. He shouted out to ask if there was a Harrogate lad amongst them, and Horner, recognising his voice, immediately replied. They had a chat, and, of course, much of their talk was of home. Trowsdale is the son of Mr Trowsdale, of Knaresborough Road. The three brothers are in the Army. Private Leslie Trowsdale is in the West Yorks; Private Obrey [Aubrey?] Trowsdale connected with the transports; Private A G Trowsdale is the youngest of the brothers. Before the war he worked for Mr R T Hodgson, ironmonger; in fact, had nearly served his apprenticeship.

 

Harrogate Herald - 19th December 1917

W H Breare letter

Quite a long time ago I told you Private A L Trowsdale, son of Mr Trowsdale, of Knaresborough Road, had won the Military Medal. He is now in Italy. I have had his brother, Private A G Trowsdale, in to see me. He, too, will probably be in Italy by now. A G Trowsdale was looking the picture of health when I saw him, and I think anticipating Italy with pleasure rather than regret.

 

Harrogate Herald - 25th December 1918

W H Breare letter

I had three soldiers in to see me on Monday. First came Private A G Trowsdale, son of Mr and Mrs Trowsdale, Knaresborough Road, who was just about to return to France. He is now doing guards at GHQ. He was wounded, and has been back just twelve months. His brother, it will remembered, won the Military Medal. He is now in Italy, and hoping to be over soon on leave. Private Frank Smith is with the Trench Mortar Company. He was exempt until last October. He assisted his father before the war in his cabbing business, and stood on the Montpelier stand. He has no Harrogate men with him, but Burton, of Masham, is in his lot. Private G Beckwith is one of three brothers serving, the sons of Mr and Mrs Beckwith, 13 Regent Grove, Harrogate. He joined up in January, 1915, and went to the Dardanelles, then to Egypt, and next to France. He met with an accident, and was sent to Nottingham Hospital. After discharge he was sent to York, from there to Ripon, then to Whitley Bay. He is going all right. His brother, Sapper H W Beckwith, joined up at the beginning of 1917, and for a time followed his trade as a shoemaker in England, but is now in Ireland. Harry Beckwith, a younger brother, went out to France in March, and is with a pioneer battalion. Private Pert gave me a call, likewise Private W White, of the Koylies. He went to Egypt in 1915, and came back to France the following year. He was mentioned in despatches, but being a miner has been discharged. He has been gassed, but remained on duty.

 

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