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Unusual injuries 2 years 2 months ago #70258

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BLACK WATCHMAN WOUNDED BY A CAT!

….Sergt. Stewart, of the Black Watch, has returned to Chelmsford, having been invalided from South Africa, where he had been from the commencement of hostilities. He went out as a corporal, but his efficiency earned for him a well-deserved promotion. He passed through many of the battles, including Magersfontein, without a scratch, but was ultimately wounded by a cat! He was scratched by a cat, and this created blood poisoning, which resulted in his being sent home. He is now, we are glad to say, almost well again.

Chelmsford Chronicle, Friday 21st February 1902
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Wounded by a cat and invalided home 2 years 2 months ago #70259

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Berenice, thank you for the unusual story. I have always felt uneasy with cats as pets. Perhaps innate wisdom about their potential to harm?
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Was the cat of the feline variety? There were a goodly number of venomous vixens about at the time.....
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You have to keep your cats nails short or...…..

Run the risk of "CAT SCRATCH FEVER"...….

Waldo - Emmett where are you...….

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Unusual injuries 2 years 2 months ago #70262

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"Daddy, what did you do in the war?"

"Um...…."

The poor man will never have lived it down if he attended any reunions!


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The men of the Third Active Service Company, 1st V.B. Loyal North Lancashire Regiment arrived at Southampton on Saturday morning, July 12th, 1902, having sailed from South Africa on the "Walmer Castle.". The Chorley Guardian (19.7.1902) reported:—

...."One member of the Bolton contingent (Corpl. R. Grimshaw, D Co., Farnworth) was left behind at Netley Hospital suffering from a broken leg sustained whilst playing leap-frog on the journey home."
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