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Saturday 3 July 1915 - Private Edgar Cull of the 8th Battalion Worcestershire Regiment wounded

Category World War I: News of men at the Front
The Evesham Journal
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Private Edgar Cull, of Badsey, of the 8th Worcester Regiment (Evesham Co) came to Hospital A at Winchcombe on Wednesday afternoon. Interviewed by our Winchcombe correspondent on Thursday, Private Cull was in bed with a bandage all around his head. He does not appear very ill and hopes to be about soon. He received a bullet wound in the head, but not a very serious one, on the night of the previous Thursday (Midsummer night). The Germans had been shelling them all day, giving them a hot time and the infantry followed with a night attack. The Worcesters were down in the valley and the Germans were up on a hill. After his injury, Private Cull was in hospital at Rouen; he was then brought to Southampton and then per rail to Cheltenham and by motor car to Winchcombe. Some of the other Worcester men were injured at the same time as our Badsey friend, but he thinks they were sent to Harrogate. All the other Evesham men, Cull said, seemed to be getting on well. The patient said he was very comfortable indeed at Winchcombe. Cull’s opinion of the war is that the Germans will take a lot of moving, but that they will get shifted in time. The German artillery, he believes, is very fine.