Dedicated to the memory of all the men and women of Bridgnorth, Shropshire, who died during the two World Wars.

Letter from Sniper Harold T. Armstrong, KSLI.

[Bridgnorth Journal, 29th July, 1916]

Mr. W. Armstrong, Deuxhill, has been informed that his second son, Sniper Harold T. Armstrong, KSLI was wounded on 14th inst. He is now in a hospital in Birmingham, and progressing satisfactory. In a letter home he writes:-

I suppose you would like to know what part of the firing line I was in. Well, do you remember seeing in the paper a place called Bazentin-le-Grand? It was there I met with it. We made a charge across the open and got hung up in the barbed wire. First of all I had a hole through by [sic] shoulder, and before I knew where I was again, a shell caught me sideways, from the knee to the foot. I managed to cut the sling off my gas-bag, and tied it round the remaining part of my poor old leg, and then, as it was beginning to get light, I thought I should be safer a little further away. So off I went on my elbows and one knee about 200 yards back under a bank, and there the stretcher-bearers found me, and took me to the dressing station.

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