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Private J Swainland


Harrogate Herald - 23rd May 1917

Chats with the Wounded

Private J Swainland, of the Northumberlands, is in the Grove House Hospital with shrapnel wounds in the body. He had altogether twenty-eight wounds, and he still has sixteen pieces of shell in him. They were taking part in a bombing raid on the German lines when he was wounded. It was dark. He got into the explosive radius of both a trench mortar and a bomb, and was literally peppered. Some of the grim souvenirs he may carry about with him permanently; otherwise he is progressing favourably.


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