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GUNNER'S HEROISM

RESCUE OF A BABY. In a hospital at Kicff lies a. wounded Bussian artilleryman, of -wihoin «• tcuchiu? story is related. His /battery had been all ibnt pulverised iby the enemy, and at. last had keen ordered to retire. As the soldiers eullenly retreated the artilleryman eaw a 'baby girl creeping from the doorway of -one of the houses of t!w village into the path, of the battery. Amid a rain of shell and shrapnel the bravo fellow went to the rescue, wihilst his comrade gave him up for lost. As Sho reached the child a ehrapnei ehell burst overhead, and, throwing himself down, the man shielded the child's body •with his own. One bullet passed through hia %aolc, injuring him so Ibadly that he could nob regain his feet. Two of his comrades immediately went to hia assistance, and carried him, wiilh his little protege, to the battery, •whence they were removed to, tho hospital. All three men have received tiw CtmnA 4fc Qmrrgt for

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GUNNER'S HEROISM, Issue 15665, 2 December 1914

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GUNNER'S HEROISM Issue 15665, 2 December 1914

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