Saturday, 31 January 2015

I Caught A Bullet

Gertie Grimmer, seated second from right [X291/499]

Sunday 31st January 1915: J Duncan of the 2nd Royal Scots, one of the patients being cared for by Nurse Gertie Grimmer, has not lost his sense of humour despite his injuries. He has inscribed the following poem in her “Confessions” album:

I caught a bullet that I know well
I gave a leap and then a yell
I wished the Germans all in ---
And then came back to England.

They have taken a lot of bones out of me
Since here I have been billeted
And if they take any more bone out
I am afraid I shall be filleted.

Source: Confessions Album of Gertie Grimmer [X291/498]

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