Colonel Smith gave us a bottle of whisky in the trenches, which saved our lives. Sergeant Justh was buried at 3 p.m. 350 Spaniards were reported dead and 11,000 wounded. O’Neill, ‘I’ Company, was shot through the back, the bullet passing through his belt and haversack. He recovered quickly. There was great gloom in camp when the funerals were taking place. They were all buried with military honours.

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