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Rushden Echo, May 25th 1917, transcribed by Kay Collins
‘Rushden Gurkha’ in France
Private F. D. Harris – The V.T.C.
Pte. F. D. ("Trotter") Harris (Rushden), of the Army Veterinary Corps, a former member of the Rushden Company, 2nd Battalion Northants Volunteers, in the course of a letter to Corporal B. Tomkins, of the "Rushden Echo"€ staff writes:-

"€œI have had 15 weeks of it now, and seven weeks I have been in France. I often wonder how the old "€œGurkhas"€ are going on. I spent many happy hours with you and the other boys, and hope it won'€™t be long before I spend a few more. I am pleased to say I am keeping well and in good spirits. Please remember me to all the boys of the old brigade, not forgetting the fine old veteran, Lieut G. R. Turner. Will you let me know how things are going with the V.T.C.?

I was reading the "Rushden Echo"€ last night, and thought I would drop you a line. I shall be pleased to have a line from you or any of the boys. Wishing the V.T.C. the best of luck, also your most welcome paper, with all the Rushden news, which I look forward to every week."

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