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Saturday 18 September 1915 - Private G Crisp of the 4th Worcesters wounded

Category World War I: News of men at the Front
The Evesham Journal
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Private G Crisp, of the 4th Worcesters, son of Mr & Mrs E. Crisp, of Badsey Post Office, has  been wounded during operations in Galilipoli. Writing to his mother on August 29 Private Crisp says:

“I was wounded last Sunday, and am now in hospital in Port Said getting well again. I had been in the trenches at Cape Helles for a week or so when the Division was withdrawn and sent to the new landing place at Sulva Bay. Here we went into the firing  line, and on Sunday, August 22, we were told off to dig some dugouts. While doing this a shrapnel shell burst among us, and one bullet hit me on the right shoulder knocking me out. I soon recovered, and was bandaged and sent to the beach hospital. From there I was taken to the ship, which took us to Alexandria, and from there we trained to Port Said. The shrapnel ball which hit me was taken out, at the bottom of  my chest, by the doctor’s on the ship, and I have the ball, which I will send on as soon as possible. I am now getting on first rate, and will soon be better. We lost a terrible lot of men on August 6.”