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Gunner J B Wright


Harrogate Herald - 13th March 1915

To J B Wright : No! We have not discontinued sending the Harrogate Herald. On making inquiries I find your addressed has been confused with that of another man of the same name, but the matter is now put right. Your namesake is Gunner J Wright. You see, if we find that two papers are addressed to the same name we are apt to think we have been duplicating.


Harrogate Herald - 21st November 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 :

J B Wright

[ Also on 16th January 1918, 13th March 1918, 18th April 1918, 24th April 1918 and 29th January 1919 ]


Harrogate Herald - 5th December 1917


Gunner J B Wright says : Many thanks for current issue of the Herald, which came to hand last Monday. Its delivery here is fairly regular, like Fritz's shells, but a deal more interesting. I see a reference to two young men whom I know - Sergeant Calver, whose parents I know very well, and also Private Hogg. I hope the injury he has received will not prove a permanent one. In Sergeant Calver's case, I trust his recovery will soon come about, as I understand the aftereffects of gas are not very desirable. I have had occasion to dive into my respirator on a few occasions, but up to now am pleased to say have not had a dose. In conclusion, I hope that the new Mayor's term of office may soon see the celebration of a victorious peace.


Harrogate Herald - 9th January 1918


J B Wright writes : We had a fair decent day on Xmas day, a very good dinner being promised by the OC and officers, supplemented by the battery funds, and I can assure you we did good justice to the fare provided, consisting of roast pork and beef, potatoes and greens, plum pudding, apples and nuts, and of course liquid refreshment. Prior to dinner we had short church service and an address by the padre, who stated in his address that he looked upon the capture of Jerusalem by our forces as a good omen towards ultimate success. I hope his remarks may prove correct, but there will no doubt be a tough time in the coming spring with the release of German troops from the Russian Front if they conclude a separate peace. However, we have had rough times in various parts up to now, and I think we can hold our own with Fritz in the time to come. We had a regimental band on Xmas morning to liven it up with a few selections, including "Hail! Smiling morn", which, however, was not in order with the weather, being desperately cold and snowing slightly. I trust you and your family are keeping well, and conclude with the season's greeting of a brighter and happier New Year for all.


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