On display in our 'Sacrifice' cabinet, this French dictionary, pocket book and cigarette case proved instrumental in saving the life of Corporal of Horse Buckby of the Blues during the First World War. At 14.30 pm on the afternoon of May 13th,1915, the Blues and the Royals made a successful bayonet charge against German positions on Frezenberg Ridge. During the fighting, Buckley was hit by a sniper's bullet that penetrated straight through the cigarette case, pocket book and a few pages of his French dictionary before being stopped.
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