First World War Poetry Digital Archive

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Arthur Josiah Wheatley, of the 2nd Worcesters (father of Pamela Barnard) used to recall a soldier called Dickie New. When they went over the top together they all dropped to the ground to escape the machine gun fire. Dickie New, always a clumsy man, had his legs sticking up behind him instead of laying
flat. He was shot through both legs, and lost one.

Subject New, Dickie and Wheatley, Arthur
Title Dickie New shot in the legs
Item Date 1916 - 1918
Creation place France
Copyright The Great War Archive, University of Oxford / Primary Contributor
Digital repository The Great War Archive, University of Oxford
Reference URL http://www.oucs.ox.ac.uk/ww1lit/gwa/item/8278