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Bombardier F Williams


Harrogate Herald - 10th January 1917

Letters to the Paper

Bombardier F Williams, writing from India to Mr W H Breare, says : 

I receive your splendid paper every week and do thoroughly enjoy reading it, and I especially like the cheering message that you publish every week. I wish to thank you for your splendid work that you are performing on behalf of our brave lads that are fighting so valiantly on various fronts. I would deem it a real pleasure to shake you by the hand. You are a real gentleman to keep sending so many Heralds to the dear lads out at the Front. I am sorry to see that so many brave lads from Harrogate have fallen on the battlefield of honour. Their parents and relatives of those that were dear to them have my deepest sympathy; they have the consolation of knowing that they died as they lived - like gentlemen and heroes, fighting for right versus might. I had better explain who I am. I had the pleasure of being in France twice, and on one occasion I had the great luck when invalided from there to come to Grove House, Harrogate. There I spent the happiest time of my life. It was "home from home". I consider Harrogate is the finest town I have ever had the pleasure to stay in. I was real sorry to leave there. I would like to be there for this Xmas, but I am satisfied where I am at the present. I hope, sir, that you are enjoying the best of health and strength, and I hope that you will have a very happy and enjoyable Christmas and a bright and prosperous New Year. I will conclude now, wishing your splendid paper every success and a rapidly increasing circulation.


Harrogate Herald - 13th March 1918

Breare letter

On March 12th I received from India a Xmas card sent by Bombardier F Williams bearing good wishes I appreciate.


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