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THE CORDONS' CRIT.

Edinburgh newspajverß publish brief bufc i vivid accounts by wounded soldiers of the arperiences of the Gordon Highlanders at Mons—experiences which reveal the grit of the popular Scottish regiment and the price they paid. The narratives show that the Gordons "had an awful day and night of it." The Royal Irish regiment haft j been surprised and badly cut up on the I Gordon.*' right flank, aaid the Highlanders were ordered to relip.vo the Irishmen. In iTceping from the trenches the Gordons had to -'weather" a. cyclone of shrapnel. " \\ r e did not worry about the German infantry fire."' says' a wounded Gordon, j " but, my Ood ! their artillery are terrors.'' After a bitter night of fighting the losses j were heavy. About 900 men of the Gordons j ' were either killed, -or wounded, or miss- j nig. Of ;i. total of 1,200 men only 250 j answered tho roll call tho following morning. It appears that the casualties were not so desperate as first reported. A Gordon Highlander, writing from Germany, informs his relatives that a large number of his comrades are. prisoners of war. He adds, like a true, thoughtful Scot : "Tel! Maggie Tm all right."

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THE CORDONS' CRIT., Issue 15634, 27 October 1914

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THE CORDONS' CRIT. Issue 15634, 27 October 1914

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