TCD MS 10515 folio 127 recto
Ground a miniature battle-field. Capt Poynder of the 6th Gurkhas was obviously dying with a wound in the neck that severed the great vessels, a second in the abdomen and two frac-tured arms. A jemedar, in whose hand the bomb exploded had two fingers shattered, a penetrating wound of the skull, another of the left wrist, a fourth on the right thigh, a fifth on the left foot. His wound interested me firstly as I would have expected that a bomb exploding in a mans hand would have caused *more injury to the hand than the destruction of two fingers, and, secondly that the wounds in the head and foot showed that the fragments of the bomb dispersed in all directions and not, as some would have it, only in an upward
*He recovered with the loss of two fingers.