CHARGE OF THE GORDONS.
LONDON, January 17 Sergeant Major Hands, of the Gordon Highlanders, in a letter to the Press says: - "The Gordons were ordered to storm a trench, which was loophooled and filtad wi;h barbfd wire entanglement, while the Royal Scots seized a wood. After a hellish fire from 270 British guns, c ntinued for i 5 minutes, the Gordons charged through a hail of machine gun and rifle fire. Our m?n dropped in heaps, but the |Tartans kept In. and the bloody battle was won in front of the German trenches. When the Gordons mi 3tered in a dip within tweDty yards of ihe main German position, we found that 55 far cent of the Regiment had fallen. We ietreated, carrying our wounded with 113. Field'Marsbal Sir John French and -two general"', who witnessed the charge, said t c Gordons had "made history," and had luoomplished more than they were expected to accomplish."
Sergeant-Major Hands adds: "Dargai wis & mere tleabito to this."
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CHARGE OF THE GORDONS., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIV, Issue 3471, 19 January 1915
CHARGE OF THE GORDONS. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIV, Issue 3471, 19 January 1915
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