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Private Fred Walker


Harrogate Herald 7th February 1917

Roll of Honour

Intimation has just arrived that Fred Walker, RAMC, son of Mr & Mrs A Walker, 1 Cheltenham Mount, Harrogate, who, it will be remembered, was one of the 75 dispensers handed over to the Indian Government in July, 1916, is lying ill with enteric fever in the 3rd Creshirte General Hospital, Mesopotamia. He served his apprenticeship with Mr Butterfield, Station Bridge.


Harrogate Herald - 2nd May 1917


Writing to his cousin, Miss Mabel Walker, Commercial Street, Private Fred Walker says : 

Just a few lines to let you know I am still in the land of the living. We have had a bad time at Arras, but pleased to say I am well and still smiling. The good work the boys have got through is marvellous. If you ladies at home could see the boys out here and the way they go to the trenches, it would make you feel proud you have such good men to defend you, which I have no doubt you all do. I have had a letter from Ma saying you were so kind to send me a parcel for my birthday, which I am sorry to say did not reach me. How are you all getting on during these hard times? I am sure you must all be feeling the pinch, but still keep smiling, we have the Boche on the run, and he won't get any rest now till it is all over, which I don't think will be a long time. My love to my auntie [Probably : Mrs Walker, ladies' and children's outfitter, 24 Commercial Street] and uncle, also Gertie and yourself. Tell uncle if he should have a photograph put in the Harrogate paper to send a few for these boys.

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