Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Private Farr (8871 - 1st West Yorks) was found guilty of "mis-behaving before the enemy in such a manner as to show cowardice". Private Farr simply refused to return to the trenches while suffering from "shell shock". After two years on the Western Front he was so badly affected that he spent five months in hospital. Despite this he was found guilty at the court-martial and executed in Northern France. Well done Des Browne, Andrew Mackinlay and most of all, Gertrude Harris (now aged 93) . Now it seems... John Reid may soon arrive at the same opinion. It would have been even better if Gertrude Harris had been given that peace of mind 8 years ago!