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Grandpa fought in the First World War. Here he is first left in the back row.

Grandpa fought in the First World War. Here he is first left in the back row.

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1913 – My Grandpa joined the Royal Scots (“The Dandy Ninth”) before the First World War and was a Gunner in the Royal Garrison

Grandpa was severely injured when an Electric Cable fell on his left leg and his leg was amputated in Newcastle Infirmary. Both his legs were injured at the time and he also had a head wound.

He told Uncle Tom that they had 2 Sardines for their main meal and there was only 1 Record for their Gramophone – “Burlington Bertie” which was played time after time.

When he was moved back to Scotland he convalesced in Bangour Hospital, West Lothian an Army Hospital while he got an artificial leg fitted. However he kept getting his Crutches stuck in the mud whenever he ventured outdoors.

Grandpa was Invalided out of the Army and was discharged from Hospital, he then then went to live in a House in Edinburgh and finally went back to No 8 Blinkbonny Crescent, Blackhall, Edinburgh.

Stamped on the reverse side of the above Post Card/Photo is the words “ARMY PAY OFFICE”.

Photo by A. W. Mills 34 Tamworth St., Lichfield

Dean Village Memories Added by Dean Village Memories Attributed to: David Le Sueur

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