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Private A Rowe

 
 

Harrogate Herald  9th May 1917

Chats with the Wounded

Private A Rowe, of the King's Royal Rifles, is in the Grove House Hospital with the loss of a leg. He was one of a party detached from the Division for burying the dead. When the Battalion attack the men of this party are used as stretcher bearers and bring in the wounded. After the fighting is over they go out and bury those who have fallen. The party carry out this work frequently under shell fire. They penetrate into German dugouts which have been subjected to our -bombardments, after the line is captured, and bury the German dead. A corporal and three men were engaged in burying the dead when a shrapnel shell burst among them and the four became casualties. Pte Rowe was hit with three pieces of shell in the leg, and when he was taken down to hospital it was found necessary to amputate the limb. He is now making steady progress. He has been in the Front seventeen months.

 

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