Volume 1: Letters written on active service, A-L, 1914-1919 - Page 307
July 18th 1918.
Dear Mr Garbutt
I have been able to get farther particulars from the 110th Comforts Fund about your son.
Mrs Tower writes:– " From Fitter Shaw who left the 110th Battery on Oct 15th 1917 tells me the following particulars of "Joe Garbutt" – He was killed one afternoon in Sept – after lunch – say between 2 & 3. p.m. A shell came & blew up the dug-out he was resting in – They were not in action then – He was alone at the time resting – Some one called out "Joe Garbutt is wounded" – The boys went & dug him out – it took 3 or 4 minutes – & carried him over to a dressing station about 500 yards away – He was very jolly – only said both legs were broken & we could see they were very much mutilated. All the boys got round to say Good Bye as he was carried away by 4 battery boys on a stretcher & he said he would soon be back with us again (we knew he would'nt be ) & in two or three days we heard he was dead – His face was untouched or unwounded – Fitter Shaw was much