THIRD TIME UNLUCKY – The World War One Story of Reginald Salmon – in print now !
From letters sent back home and a diary recovered from the battlefield at Arras, this is the true story of Reginald (Reg) Salmon, who joined the army as a Royal Engineers ‘Sapper’ in 1915, and his younger brother, Harold (Shrimp) Salmon, who was classified as unfit for military service overseas on medical grounds.
Reg was on active service in three battles of the Great War: the Battle of Loos in 1915, where he was gassed by his own side; the Battle of the Somme in 1916; and the Battle of Arras in 1917, where he was wounded by enemy gunfire.
THIRD TIME UNLUCKY – The World War One Story of Reginald Salmon by Stephanie Hornett.
Two brothers in World War One. Reg on active service overseas, Harold unable to serve for medical reasons. Their story. Their letters. Their words.