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SACRIFICED FOR COMRADES.

From news received at Bordon, it is clear that Lieutenant-colonel D.Warren and Captain and Adjutant C. E. Wilson, of the Queen’s Koval West Surrey Regiment, who were killed in the battle of the Aisno, met their death in saving comrades. The Queen’s, which had previously suffered heavy losses in officers and sergeants, were supporting the Northampton?, hotly engaged with a largo bndv of Germans. The latter suddenly throw up their hands, and the Northants censed fire, expecting them to surrender. On their approach, however, the Germans again opened fire and inflicted heavv losses. The Queen’s by this time had had piaotically all the machine gun section disabled. Colonel Warren, however, with the assistance of Captain Wilson, himself served the gun and poured a devastating firo upon the Germans, and undoubtedly saved the Northants from annihilation. They continued to servo the gun until a shrapnel shell from German gim burst near bv, shattered the gun, and instantaneously killed the two gallant officers. EMBARRASSING THANKS. Driver Jock Brennan, of the Army Service Corps, who lias been right through the war, writes:— •‘I sow a batch of 120 Germans give themselves up the other day, and they seemed to bo glad of the opportunity or doing so. They seemed to bo dispirited and half-starved. By the wav, we cannot complain about the food wo are getting. There is plenty of it, and ot good quality. “It was a'pitiful sight to see the people fleeing from their homes carrying all they could save. Our soldiers aie very kind to them, and give them whatever they can spare—and sometimes more than that.

“ I saw one young; woman trviuo- to roach .some fruit from a tree which "was a good way out of her reach, and, not thinking, I went over and cave tier some pears which I had given mo. She nte them hurriedly, but before doing so cave mo n. kiss on both cheeks which was rather enjoyed by tho rest of tho troops standing by.”

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SACRIFICED FOR COMRADES., Evening Star, Issue 15664, 1 December 1914

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SACRIFICED FOR COMRADES. Evening Star, Issue 15664, 1 December 1914

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