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Private Robert Weatherill


Harrogate Herald - 3rd February 1915

W H Breare letter

William Myers, Robert Wetherill, both of the 1st West Yorks, and George Simpson, all three Spofforth men, had the good fortune to meet in the trenches. You can imagine what a joy this lucky encounter would be to them.


Harrogate Herald - 24th February 1915

Harrogate men who are serving with the Colours, and are in the Harrogate Herald list to receive papers every week :

399 Lance Corporal W H Jeffrey, GHI, Railway Police, British Expeditionary Force

9705 Private R Weatherill, 1st West Yorkshire Regiment, 18th Infantry Brigade, 6th Division, British Expeditionary Force

64983 Gunner F Cooper, 57th Battery, Royal Field Artillery, 1st Army Corps, attached 8th Division, British Expeditionary Force


Harrogate Herald - 3rd March 1915

Private R Weatherill, of the 1st West Yorkshire Regiment, son of Mr J Weatherill of Spofforth, had a letter in our column last week. His photo is in our picture page.


Harrogate Herald - 9th May 1917


W P Birkinshaw writes : I have the greatest pleasure in writing you once again to thank you for sending me your fine paper, which I now receive every Friday; that is on account of my new address. I was at a football match yesterday, and met two Harrogate boys. both of them went to school with me. One was R Weatherill, better known as "Bobby", and the other George Ripley. We had a good long talk of the old days at home, which I am sure bucked us up and put new life into us. Weatherill, it seems, is one of the lucky ones. He has been stationed in the same place for about two years now, and has married a Belgian girl. I was with RSM Bannard the other day, and in our talk Donny Bell's name was brought up. It appears that they were very good friends, and he asked me if it would be possible for mew to get a photo of Donny for him, so of course my thoughts went straight to Mr Breare; so do you think it will be possible for you to get one and send it on to me, and I will see it is passed on to Mr Bannard. I expect you know that my brother-in-law, W Pymm, has been thrown from his horse and sustained injuries to his right knee which, from what I hear from home, will keep him in bed for some time. We are having beautiful weather here, and I hope it will last for some time. Wish your paper every success. (We have sent a photograph for Mr Bannard - Ed)


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