1918-2008: Ninety Years of Remembrance

Soldier Record

Harry Stafford

Contributed by: Helen Miller, on 2008-11-06

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Rank
First Name Harry
Surname Stafford
Year of Birth 1898
Year of Death 1985
Regiment Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment)
Place of Wartime Residence Glasgow, Glasgow

Harry's Story

my grandad told me a story of the time when his regiment were

in Belgium

and the conditions of the trenches they were in were terrible

and drinking water was very scarce because sometimes if the chap with the water wagon was killed grandad and his fellow soldiers would have to wait until the next wagon was sent up many days later and at times when boredom set in he and his mates would have a competition to see who could find

the most lice in their kilt. The kilts they wore were not like the kilts worn today,the material was very course and heavy which

made the swaying of the hem a good protection for the buttocks when trying to avoid German gunfire.

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