Great War Dundee
This is Dundee's story of those that served in the First World War, and of the people left at home
Wounded at Aubers Ridge
In battle at Aubers Ridge Charlie was injured by a bullet through his arm. Missing bone and arteries, the injury was relatively minor but turned life threatening when infection set in. There were no antibiotics in 1915 and so the infected flesh was cut away and carbolic lotion applied to clean the wound. The infection subsided and Charlie was ordered home to convalesce.