Item 03: Sydney B. Young war diary, 15 October 1916-14 April 1917 - Page 75
or gave it in an undertone too low for the sentry to hear anyway he was shot through the
head. In the case of Pte Jerrard one of his mates was throwing a grenade when his
hand catching in his overcoat caused him to drop it at his feet. It exploded, a piece
hitting Pte Gerrard in the neck. He succumbed a few hours later.
French soil, being cultivated is full of tetanus germs which cause lockjaw. One of our
company men was standing near where a rifle Grenade landed and received 7 flesh
wounds in various parts of his body.