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Saturday 4 September 1915 - How Lieutenant Sladden was wounded

Category World War I: News of men at the Front
The Evesham Journal
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We are glad to say that Lieutenant Cyril E Sladden, of 9th Worcesters (youngest son of Mr Julius Sladden, of Badsey) whom we reported last week as having been wounded, is going on well. After severe fighting in the Gallipoli Peninsular which occurred on August 12 he was assisting in getting the wounded men back to the British lines when he was struck by a rifle bullet near the corner of the right shoulder blade; the bullet passed through his shoulder and came out towards the top. He managed to walk to the dressing station, where he received attention; and he was subsequently conveyed to the Blue Sisters’ Hospital, Malta, where he is progressing favourably.