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Private Aubrey Trowsdale


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.


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