Contributed by: Patricia Heaney (Hobday), on 2008-11-12
|Year of Birth||1899|
|Year of Death||2000|
|Regiment||West Yorkshire Regiment|
|Place of Wartime Residence||Manchester, Lancashire|
An excerpt from his diary remembering that his was 17 years of age.
Jerry is on the other side but what a row will it ever stop machine guns are srayingthe tops of the shell holes we dare not move it seems we are in a dammed unhealthy spot her, being new ground taken by the canadians a few days ago, the dead are out in front in heaps and some of them dont half smell, if you attempt to dig in here you disturb masses of rags bones and decomposed bodies. Equipment, rifles, wire, bully beef, is strewn all over, a sickening night. I hope we dont go over here its an absolute slaughter house