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LETTERS

Remembrance

Reading about Alastair Stephens’ recovery in the mortuary in the Somme reminds me of my late father’s similar experience.

He volunteered at the age of 16, was wounded at Gallipoli and invalided out. He then found another regiment and was sent to France – the Somme.

A shell hit his trench and he was laid out in the mortuary with his comrades. An orderly spoke to a nurse and told her there was a soldier in the mortuary also from Edinburgh with the same name as hers. The nurse was my father’s eldest sister and when she saw her only brother lying there, she sobbed over him.

As the hot tears hit his face, he opened his eyes and his lips moved. As they say, the rest is history.

Not only did he live a happy life, but at age 41 volunteered in 1939 and served as a Captain in the Pioneer Corps in World War Two.

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