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Eustace Harrison

"He came to see me off in the ambulance and his last promise to me was that he would come and see me at my home when next on leave, but alas that cannot be..." Eustace Harrison, England 22 Sept. 1916


September 22, 1916

Dear Mrs. Evans:-

I am writing to offer you my sympathy over the loss of your son. I was his Colonel for six months and I think he mentioned me in one of his letters to home. As you know, he became our Medical Officer in January and I had grown very fond of him. He was excellent company and always kept us amused with his wit. In fact, we all liked him. I was ill once or twice while he was with us and I cannot tell you how kind he was and how well he looked after me and made me feel comfortable.

I would have written before but it was only today that I became acquainted with you address for I was invalided home sick on the 5th of August, a few days before your son was killed. As soon as I heard I wrote out to France for your address but as the battalion as been so much in action lately, no one had time to write. He came to see me off in the ambulance and his last promise to me was that he would come and see me at my home when next on leave, but alas that cannot be.

My thoughts have often been with his people, so far away, and please convey my sincerest sympathy to all those he loved and by whom he was loved.

Yours Sincerely
EUSTACE HARRISON

Denhall, Ness,
Cheshire, England
September 22, 1916

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St. Marys Journal Argus 1916

Colonel Harrison of Lieut. W. L. Evans Company in the King's Own Liverpool Regiment, who was wounded and attended by Dr. Evans just before the latter's death, writes Mr. W. J. Evans of St. Marys as follows.

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