bursting in the blue sky over Ypres.
After being out well over an hour we started to return by a different way and one which would bring us nearer the sky line for we were below all this time and their bullets were travelling harmlessly overhead. At this time I was leading but Sergt Marshall said “Let me in front Raws” so I did and presently he said “There’s our fellows” and I saw we were close behind D Company in the support trench. He then said “We must just run across this open space (about 20 yds) come on” and he stepped out of the shallow little cut we were walking in and as he did so he fell back in my arms shot. He died immediately and I noticed his tunic torn on his left side. I turned my head sharply round thinking of the sniper and expecting a shot for myself every minute. I shouted to the boys near