Correspondence and photographs of Fred Tackaberry, Royal Irish Fusiliers, item 3

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                                            2

from the aid post I was conveyed

by stages down to the 29 C.C.S.

and after 6 days there the train

took me down to Rouen

At the C.C.S the put a Thomases

splint upon my lift leg which

had sustained a compound

fracture at the shin and

and gunshot wounds at 

the knee. In all Id

got 4 wounds in that

leg. My right leg they

amputated just below

the knee. After I had been

at Rouen about a fortnight

it was found my right

leg was going wrong fast septic

having set in at the knee

so they took another piece 

off which has left me with

a stump of about 6 inches

I had been hoping all the


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                                            2

from the aid post I was conveyed

by stages down to the 29 C.C.S.

and after 6 days there the train

took me down to Rouen

At the C.C.S the put a Thomases

splint upon my lift leg which

had sustained a compound

fracture at the shin and

and gunshot wounds at 

the knee. In all Id

got 4 wounds in that

leg. My right leg they

amputated just below

the knee. After I had been

at Rouen about a fortnight

it was found my right

leg was going wrong fast septic

having set in at the knee

so they took another piece 

off which has left me with

a stump of about 6 inches

I had been hoping all the



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  • May 22, 2017 22:22:17 Annick Rodriguez

                                                2

    from the aid post I was conveyed

    by stages down to the 29 C.C.S.

    and after 6 days there the train

    took me down to Rouen

    At the C.C.S the put a Thomases

    splint upon my lift leg which

    had sustained a compound

    fracture at the shin and

    and gunshot wounds at 

    the knee. In all Id

    got 4 wounds in that

    leg. My right leg they

    amputated just below

    the knee. After I had been

    at Rouen about a fortnight

    it was found my right

    leg was going wrong fast septic

    having set in at the knee

    so they took another piece 

    off which has left me with

    a stump of about 6 inches

    I had been hoping all the



  • May 22, 2017 22:19:58 Annick Rodriguez

                                                2

    from the aid post I was conveyed

    by stages down to the 29 C.C.S.

    and after 6 days there the train

    took me down to Rouen

    At the C.C.S the put a Thomases

    splint upon my lift leg which

    had sustained a compound

    fracture at the shin and

    and gunshot wounds at 

    the knee. In all Id

    got 4 wounds in that


  • May 22, 2017 22:19:31 Annick Rodriguez

                                                2

    from the aid post I was conveyed

    by stages down to the 29 C.C.S.

    and after 6 days there the train

    took me down to Rouen

    At the C.C.S the put a Thomases

    splint upon my lift leg which

    had sustained a compound

    fracture at the shin and


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