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Private Winn


Harrogate Herald - 29th December 1915

W H Breare letter

Mr A Crabtree, of 28 Otley Road, came on Thursday to say that he would be glad to send a parcel out to some soldier who needed comforts. I recommended Private Winn to him. Early the next morning I received a letter from Winn saying that he had been sent home to hospital. I immediately telegraphed to Mr Crabtree the information, and was in time to prevent the parcel being sent to a wrong address. I received a reply, therefore, that Mr Crabtree not having despatched it at so short a notice would withhold it until it was required either by Winn or elsewhere. Winn is suffering from an unpronounceable complaint, which, put intelligibly to all, is poisoned legs. I presume the cause is wet and slush of the trenches.


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