Harrogate Herald - 28th February 1917
Roll of Honour
Private Charles Winterburn (West Yorks), son
of Mr & Mrs R Winterburn, 27 Tower Street, Harrogate, has
been wounded, and sent to a military hospital in Birmingham. The
details of the incident are given in the following letter to his
parents : Dear Mother and Dad, Just a few lines, hoping to find you
in the best of health, as it leaves me just moderate at present. I
hope that I shall soon feel better, as it is all right here - just
like coming from hell to heaven, as they are very good to us, and
there is no bully and biscuits here. I shall be a long time before I
can eat them, as the jawbone has slit, fractured, and septic set in
the wound. They are always dressing it both night and day. Well,
dad, I am sorry that I could not get a bit nearer Harrogate, but,
thank God, I have got back to Blighty. Just at the last minute they
put a coal-box over where we were, killing two and wounding other
seven, but I was one of the luckiest. As soon as I found out I was
hit I put the field dressing on and off I went. But they didn't half
give us a sorry time as I was coming out, but I made the best of it.
I only had four miles to walk to the dressing station, so, thank
God, I could walk. The others couldn't walk, and they would be a
long time behind, but I didn't think I would get to Blighty.
Harrogate Herald - 25th July 1917
W H Breare letter
Driver T A Ushaw, of the Canadian Field Artillery,
is a nephew of Mr and Mrs G Appleby. Mr Appleby, you will remember,
is a late school attendance officer. Ushaw has been seven years in
Canada, and came over with one of the contingents. Opposite him one
day on board ship he saw two familiar faces, but he had not the
opportunity to make himself known because he couldn't recall them.
Whilst he was at Whitley he saw these same two Harrogate Canadian
boys' photographs in the Herald, and then was able to place them.
Young Whitehead came over at the same time as Ushaw - one of the two
brothers Whitehead, the son of Mr Jack, who was killed in action.
Ushaw is just out of hospital, and shortly will go to a reserve
regiment. His home is in British Columbia, where, too, Sydney
Mallinson resided. Sydney used to be in the Penny Bank at Harrogate,
but is now in the Canadian Forces. Ushaw has seen Syd Draper, of the
Royal Field Artillery; Charlie Winterburn, Norman Keighley,
Starbeck, and might have met many more had he known they were in the
vicinity. Ushaw has the real Canadian spirit, and I enjoyed his
visit very much.
Harrogate Herald - 17th October 1917
W H Breare letter
Another caller has been Drummer T Curry, son of Mr S Curry of our
staff. He looked in to express his thanks for the Knaresborough Post
which he receives regularly. He is in the office of the headquarters
of the West Yorks. C Winterburn, Calvert, and Harry Surr are
three Knaresborough chaps of the same battalion. All are well, I am
glad to say. Tom O'Brien, a Harrogate chap, is likewise in his
battalion. Curry had ten months in the trenches before going to
headquarters, and has been out 18 months. He joined two years ago.