dark he and George Gilmour and Eric Dodsworth and I went down to the place. When “brave” Sergeant Wilcox saw the place me said to me “oh-er you and Gilmour had better bring him in”. So we both got out of the communication trench and crawled out, and with great difficulty dragged him along to the trench. I was fagged out with the job, as he was very heavy and the ground was rough. When we got him up to 39 trench on the stretcher, we discovered that the bullet had entered his heart, and gone out at his left side, so the theory of it being a shot from the front was a mistake.
He was shot by the sniper from behind the lines. This is my conviction and the reason I was not shot is probably because our men were near by and he (the sniper) would most likely be discovered. So he