The Great War, I was there - Part 3

HERE LIES A HIGH LAND ER:‘ A GREAT PAL‘ This remarkable photograph of the grave of a private in a Highland regiment is a moving example of the wonderful spirit of camaraderie that made the British Expeditionary Force that great band of brothers in arms which it was from 1914 to 1918. The cross was made from strips of wood torn from an ammunition box. On it are roughly scrawled the name, number and regiment of the dead soldier, and his comrades’ touching tribute to him :“He was a great pal.” His coat, torn by shell-fire, drapes the cross, and flowers such as might have decorated his grave at home have been placed thereby his comrades. 94
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