Accidently Wounded

Bridgewater Bulletin, Mahone Bay News, March 7, 1916.

Mrs. Bessie Veinot received a letter Tuesday from her son, Andrew, somewhere in France, notifying her of his being accidently wounded in the hand on February 8th. Private Veinot, in the performance of his duties as cook for a machine gun section, placed a handful of straw on the fire. A loaded cartridge, accidently dropped, was among the straw. The shell exploded and the bullet passed through his hand. Mrs. Veinot received an official telegram on Wednesday (one day after the letter) advising her of his admittance to No. 2 Canadian Field Ambulance, February 8th.

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