Number  403

© 2005 Jeff Lynch

He had a comforter with him that night,
And he also owned
and a Comb.
These were dispatched to his home, to the bush, by Thos Cook;
Receipt for consignment from Egypt.
He was described incidentally, as a temperance worker,
And everybody’s best friend.
He was a farmer out of trade, briefly having learnt another.
He had eyes of grey, complexion fair, his name was Tom.
He went to school 3094 Broughton.
His father wrote in steel nib formed hand and not for posterity.
Three cousins killed in action France, one cousin mm.
One brother wounded.
Tom had a sicatrice on his upper head.
He died at nearly twenty six in Turkey
And he did so in company.


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