Wounded - L/Cpl. R. Potts & Sgt. J.W. Oglethorpe
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Mr. T. Potts, Yeowartville, has received a letter stating that his son, Lance-Corporal R. Potts (16303) has been admitted into a home hospital, wound, and that he has shrapnel in his chest and arm, but is doing well.
Mr. and Mrs S. Oglethorpe, Upton-street, have received the following letter, dated Nov. 29th from their son, Lance – Sergt. J.W. Oglethorpe, Border Regt., who is in a home hospital:-
- I got wounded on the 18th in an advance we made. I got shot through the left arm, and have lost the use of it, and I have trench feet and cannot walk; but the worst of it all is that I got hit on Saturday night and was in a shell hole until Wednesday. I was 4 days and 3 nights without food and water. I only had half a bottle of water, so you will know what I suffered. I got to England on the 25th, and am going on all right now.
—Workington Star and Harrington Guardian, Published 1 December 1916.