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Harrogate Herald - 6th January 1915

Photo - Private H West, Royal Army Medical Corps, Boulogne, whose letter appears in our column, was employed at the Harrogate station before joining the colours.

 

Harrogate Herald - 6th January 1915

Private H West, [Henry West, 64 The Avenue, Starbeck] of the Royal Army Medical Corps, at Boulogne, writing to his mother at The Avenue, Starbeck, says : 

Dear Mother, Just a line to let you know how things are progressing. I had one of the nicest Christmas dinners a man could sit down to, and, of course, I have a cake of my own. I got as much on my plate as three men could have eaten. It was a proper feast, and we had it in a big wooden hut all decorated with a lot of streamers and different things; plenty of beer, lemonade, and cigarettes. I have got Princess Mary's present, pipe, tobacco, and cigarettes; there is a small photo with her signature on in the cigarettes, and I also have got the King's Xmas card, with the King and Queen's portrait, and a message written on the back of the card. Well, I get the other parcel you sent off with the mittens and cigarettes in, so I think I have got all I want now, mother; you need not bother to send me anything more, as I am well stocked out with writing material and things. I may send the card I got and the Royal presents on home later for you to keep, but I have not time to pack them up, and they might not get home if I send them. Well, I expect you will have had a good time as it was possible this Xmas. I hope we shall all have a better one next year though. I got the "Sunday Chronicle", "Sports Echo", and "The News of the World" this week, so I have plenty of reading at present. Has our Tom been home for Xmas? I suppose you will have had a few of them over. It would be a nice change. They don't keep Xmas much in France. I think they have their celebrations at Easter, but I am not sure. Well, I must close this time, wishing you all a happy and prosperous New Year and heaps of good luck. I remain, your loving son, Harry.

 

Harrogate Herald - 10th January 1917

Letters

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 :

Second Lieutenant George Pearson (a happy and prosperous New Year)

Private H West

 

Harrogate Herald - 20th June 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 :

Private H West

 

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