Tuesday, July 21, 2015

21 July 1915 - With the Irish Guards

Army Post Office: 21 July 1915
"Hoping you and Lucy are quite well..."

"Private Henry won the D.C.M. in continuing to throw bombs though twice wounded (the Irish are gifted at hurling things) till he was at last ordered off the field. The enemy replied with everything except rifle-fire and in the darkness of a rainy night “his machine-guns caused some annoyance,” till, after our artillery had failed to find them, the Battalion trench-mortars silenced them and allowed us to finish digging the new trenches and sap." Kipling

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