The Wildgoose Chase

I met Chelsea Pensioner Walter Wildgoose in 1977 when he was 87 and I was 26. Through a series of letters written over the last year of his life, he passed along his life story - the workhouse children's home, a life in the British Army witnessing the opening battles of World War I and life in India, a remarkable family surviving the bombs of World War II London. This blog will document my research and progress on the novel I'm writing about this amazing man.

Wednesday, September 07, 2005

Service with the Colours

From Walter's service record book

Discharge record (I notice his leg wound from Le Cateau is noted but not his missing toe from 2nd Ypres.)

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