War etc

About bloody time

The Ministry of Defence is to seek pardons for more than 300 soldiers who were shot for military offences during World War I.

Among them was Private Harry Farr, shot for cowardice in 1916 aged 25…

After Tuesday’s announcement, Pte Farr’s daughter Gertrude Harris, now 93, told BBC News: “Well to be truthful, I’m overwhelmed. I prayed that it would happen in my lifetime but I never realised really that it would. It’s come really as a shock today.

“We were determined for my mother’ sake because she always said he was no coward, he was a very brave soldier and he fought for his country and he died fighting for his country.”