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Sergeant John Waddington


Harrogate Herald - 3rd January 1917

W H Breare letter

Yesterday (Saturday) Sergeant J A Atkinson, who you will remember won the DCM, looked in on me at my office. He is of the machine Gun Corps, and the son of Alfred Atkinson, Corporation Baths Engineer. You will be sorry to learn that the father has been ill for a fortnight. He has had a slight stroke, from which, however, he is recovering. Sergeant Atkinson has been out for two years next April. I found him very well and quite cheerful. He had seen John Waddington, son of Mrs Waddington, Craven Street, and Deaden, whose nickname (and you know they all have such in the Army) is "Bodger". He worked for W B Atkinson, engineer, Tower Street. He has also seen Ben Archer, who got those socks he wanted all right. Atkinson's unit is that which contains so many Harrogate boys. My visitor has been well throughout, except for an attack of tonsillitis. he was to report in London Tuesday, that was the 2nd of January.


Harrogate Herald - 21st February 1917

Roll of Honour

Sergeant John Waddington, son of Mrs Waddington, 7 Craven Street, Harrogate, who was in the West Yorks, has been transferred to another regiment and made Sergeant over No 1 Section.


Harrogate Herald - 28th March 1917

The following are men who have sent us the Army post-card briefly stating that they are well and have received papers and parcels, or whose letters contain views that have repeatedly been expressed by other correspondents, but show their friends that they are all right :

Sergeant J Waddington


Harrogate Herald - 4th July 1917

W H Breare letter

Just as I am Dictaphoning to you I have received a letter from Mrs Waddington, 7 Craven Street, to say that her son will not require the Herald for the happy reason that he is coming home for a commission.


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