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My Grandad Becoming a Casualty on VE day

by Civic Centre, Bedford

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Civic Centre, Bedford
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Bill Wilson
Location of story: 
Scotland Somewhere
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Civilian
Article ID: 
A2677250
Contributed on: 
29 May 2004

I can't remember the exact details, but my Grandad was out celebrating on the streets on VE day. Pieces of shrapnel had been put on the tramlines as a celebration, when a tram ran over one and flicked it up into the air. It hit my grandad right next to the eye and gave him a nasty slash. He had to be rushed to hospital, and still carries the scar to this day.

I know, that may not be the most interesting war story ever, but I find it quite funny.

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