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Private H A Young


Harrogate Herald  - 9th May 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 :

H A Young

[ Also on 20th June 1917, 2nd January 1918, 17th April 1918 and 24th April 1918 ]


Harrogate Herald - 30th January 1918


In a letter from France, H A Young says : I thought I would write and let you know that I am still in the land of the living, you know, and looking on the bright side of things, as it is of no use looking any other way such times as these. We must "pack our troubles in our old kit bags, and smile, smile, smile". We are billeted in a miserable place away from everyone, but we have one thing to be thankful for, and that is, there is a YMCA tent not very far away, and we can buy little things which we need. It is about ten minutes' walk from where we are, and we can just slip down after we have finished our day's work, and enjoy a cup of tea, which we appreciate very much, especially this cold weather. If we are not on the working parties we always find plenty to do; as we have several men on detached work, we have their horses to see to besides our own. We exercise them in a morning, and clean up in general in the afternoon, so you can see we have our time well occupied just now. Leave is stopped for the present, worse luck!. But when it starts again it will not be long before it is my turn, as I am looking forward to seeing the old town again and the many friends which I have there.


Harrogate Herald - 13th March 1918

Breare letter

I had a call from Private H A Young, Yorkshire Dragoons, on Monday. He is son of Mr and Mrs B Young, Plantation Avenue, Harlow Hill. He returns to France next Saturday. His brother, Horace Young, has been discharged from the Army and resides at Esplanade. Private H A Young has been 17 months at the Front. Curiously enough, he had rheumatic fever before he went out and was often bad at home, but has been better since he went overseas. Indeed he looked very fit. He was wearing the three years' service badge.


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