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  • Writer's pictureWendy Percival

Poor old George

I'd always known the story of my great uncle Tom, (Thomas Diggory) and the disabling leg wound he'd received during WW1, in March 1917. (You can read a full account here on my Family History Secrets blog).

But I recently I learned that his elder brother George (pictured left at his wedding to Ethel Price in 1921) had also sustained a leg injury during the WW1. His records show that he suffered a gunshot wound on 29th September 1918 while he was serving with the Lincolnshire Regiment.

As I'd never before heard about George's leg wound, I can only assume it was because Tom's was more serious and was what everyone remembered, primarily because of the long-term problems it caused him

I do hope that at the time of George's injury, Tom's situation didn't completely overshadow his brother's and that poor George got the sympathy due to him!

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