Seaton Soldier's Experience (11th Battalion)

Seaton Soldier's Experience (11th Battalion)

Postby kerchi » Tue Jul 17, 2012 10:28 am


The following is a letter received by Mr. and Mrs. Jou. Shilton, Seaton, from their son George, who was wounded during the great British advance;-

Dear Mother and all, - just a few lines to let you know how I am getting on. You will have had word that I am wounded. Well I was wounded on July 1st, shortly after we started advancing, and it is a very nasty wound in the left wrist, but you need not worry, as it is nothing serious, though, of course, it will be a long time before it is anything like fit again. I did not lie long after I had got it done. I stopped the bleeding as well as I could, but I was still losing a lot, so I thought it best to make back while I had strength, and I am glad to say that I got back all right, although it was heavy fire all the time. I am still at the Base hospital here, but I think they will be sending me to England any day now as I have been through an operation, and had the wound cleaned. I nearly forgot to tell you that the wrist was broken. Hoping you re well. Love to all. George.

Published 15th July 1916, West Cumberland Times
In memory of John Bardgett (15309 L/Cpl.), 11th Border Regiment who died 1st July 1916.

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