Harrogate Herald - 10th January
John H Walker writes :
Dear Mr Breare, Just a line to say I received razor
(safety) with thanks, this dinner-time, and am highly pleased with
it as it is a good one. I had given it up as lost as it has been a
long while on the way, but I saw it was wrongly addressed. All the
same it found the owner, and I also will write and thank the donor.
We are all having very rough weather here now and I will be glad
when the winter is over, as it is worse for the boys in the
trenches. What do you think of the Kaiser now? I think he has broke
the ice for peace, but time will tell. I will draw it to a close,
thanking you once again and wishing you a happy and prosperous New
PS - There are thousands of Christmas parcels that
have not arrived here yet.
Harrogate Herald - 5th December 1917
W H Breare letter
I had Private John H Walker, of 53 Grove Road, Harrogate,
in to see me. He is on ten days' leave. He has been 16 weeks ill in
the 3rd Scottish Hospital, Govan, and before that had been out since
February, 1916. he has now to report to York and wait for a Medical
Board examination. Perhaps you will remember that he was a committee
man of the old Rugby Football Club.