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Offline mack

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17th manchesters.lucky man
« on: May 19, 2014, 03:58:59 AM »
pte 8278 stanley robinson
age 22
worked at barlow jones+co
lived at parrin lane,monton

pte robinson was at the clearing station receiving treatment for frost bite in his feet,when a shell cleared the roof off it,a short time later a second shell landed,wounding him in the head and several parts of his body,he was evacuated to hospital at rouen and then sent to sunderland royal infirmary where he recovered from his wounds,previous to his wounding,he was on duty in the front lines when he was shot at by a sniper,the bullet passed through his cap,just missing his head.
he survived the war ;D

mack ;D

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Re: 17th manchesters.lucky man
« Reply #1 on: May 19, 2014, 07:52:09 PM »
Hi Mack,

Do we have a date / place for these escapades?  I'm guessing Maricourt / Suzanne in Feb 1916.  Looking through the casualty lists I can see more woundings in Suzanne than there were in the front line that spring.  The War Diary doesn't mention illness though, so this tale fills a bit of the gap.

Cheers

Tim
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Re: 17th manchesters.lucky man
« Reply #2 on: May 20, 2014, 10:49:47 PM »
theres no dates mentioned

mack ;D