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Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Herbert Skehan endures a brutal winter

Icy conditions on the Somme.  AWM E00171
Private Thomas Herbert Skehan of the 29 Inf Bn endured conditions like these on the Somme in the winter of 1916-17.  He survived the battle of Polygon Wood, but was killed in a shell attack between 26 and 27 September 1917.  Read Rod Martin's account of the military service of Herbert Skehan.

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