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Lance Corporal R Wiggin


Harrogate Herald - 3rd January 1917

W H Breare letter

And now, dear chaps, I want you to do me a favour. I am sure you will if it is possible. Lance Corporal R Wiggin, 13014, was wounded on December 13th. he had his left leg amputated above the left knee and is suffering from shrapnel wounds in the back and the shrapnel has perforated his chest. he is not on this side of the water, but presumably somewhere in France. He was at the 2nd Canadian Clearing Station, but left there on the 17th, and his friends at home are anxious because they cannot ascertain in which hospital he now is. I can assure you that they are not the ones who would rush off to endeavour to find that hospital without permission, so I see no reason why you should not let me know where he is if it is in your power to tell me. The wounds in the back and chest, I understand, have given much trouble. When his parents last heard of him his condition was still serious. I know you will make every effort to obtain the information. If you succeed, it will mitigate, to some extent, their anxiety.


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