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THE GALLANT GREYS

DRIVE GERMANS TO FRENCH GUNNERS. Private Robert Robertson, a. member of n Highland regiment, wounded at Minis and now in Netley Hospital, writes an interesting Jotter to bis parents in Musselburgh. in which he mentions that the "Poor Argyll* got pretty well hit. but nover wavoml a yard for all their losses. The ,Scots Greys, be says, are doing groat work at the front in tact, they wore the means of putting 10,000 Germans to their fate on. Sunday morning. J will never forget that* day. as our regiment loft a town on the French frontier on Saturday morning at 5 o’clock, and marched fill 3 a.in. on Sunday; into a Belgian town. 1 was about, to have an hour in hod. at least a lie down in ;i shop, when I was wakened to go on guard at the General’s lieaihpiarler». and while I was on guard a captain of the crack French cavalry came in with the, oliicial report of the 10.C00 Germans killed. The Scots Greys early that morning bail decoyed the Gentians right in front- of the machine guns of ‘he French, and they just mowed them down. There was no i-mape lor litrm, poor devil.-., but thev deserve, it ihe way they go on. 3on would ’no sorry for Hi-’ poor Belgian women having to leave their homes, with young i Jjildren clinging to them. Gne sad case ue came across on the roadside was a woman just out of bed two days after giving birth to a child. The child Mas torn from her breast, and her frea-st cut oil’ that the infant was sucking. Then the German bayonet eel the child he Torn the mother's eyes. We did the best we con hi for her. hut she died about six limns after felling us her hardships."

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THE GALLANT GREYS, Evening Star, Issue 15637, 30 October 1914

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THE GALLANT GREYS Evening Star, Issue 15637, 30 October 1914

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